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Blennie Martin Cole

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Blennie Martin Cole, 87, of Pinehurst, N.C., died Sunday, March 30, 2008, in Rock Hill, S.C., at the home of her daughter, Delores C. Tune.

Mrs. Cole was born in Moore County, N.C. on May 6, 1920, to the late Lee Oscar and Florence Frye Martin. She was a member of Culdee Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Johnie V. Cole.

She is survived by two daughters, Delores C. Tune (Harry) of Rock Hill, S.C., and Barbara C. Bate (Steve) of Roswell, Ga.; a son, Wesley L. Cole (Claudia) of Chesapeake, Va.; grandchildren, Cliff Tune of Oakland, Calif., Martin W. Tune of Brooklyn, N.Y., Kevin D. Bate and Meredith B. Bate of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Michael L. Cole of Northampton, Mass.; a brother, Willie E. Martin of Southern Pines, N.C.; a sister, Evelyn M. Strider of Baltimore, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Culdee Presbyterian Church, with The Rev. Christopher J. Bobo officiating. Burial will be in the Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, April 3, at Boles Funeral Home Seven Lakes Chapel and following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to Culdee Presbyterian Church, 916 N.C. Highway 73, West End, NC 27376 or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.