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Rites held for Carolina Katherine Cole

Carolina Katherine Cole, 77, of Lunenburg County, went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2016.  She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Cole, her parents, Zack and Mary Atkins, two sisters and a brother.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Evans, Carolyn Jenkins (Terry) of Portsmouth, and Juanita Patterson (Ken) of Victoria; grandson, Jeffery Weatherly; brother, Bruce Atkins; sisters, Nannie Bell, Irish and Racheal; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

She was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, October 29 at 5 p.m. at Staples Funeral Home, Victoria. The family received friends following the service from 6 to 8 p.m.

There was a graveside service at Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m.  Clarke & Staples Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.staplesfh.com.