LELAND — Funeral services for Evelyn Hardy Cole, 80, of Leland, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Boone Funeral Home, Leland. She passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020, at her home. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.
Mrs. Cole was born in Quitman County and was a native of Tallahatchie County. She was the daughter of the late Duell and Martha Hardy. In 1964, she married Curtis Cole and they made their home in Leland. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Leland.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters; and four brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Irby (Danny), of Leland, and Melinda Etheridge, of Brandon; two sons, Jimmy Rowland (Patty), of Tillatoba, and Kenneth Rowland (Mitzi), of Enid; stepson, Danny Cole (Rita), of Eads, Tennessee; two brothers, Larry Hardy (Barbara) and Lindsey Hardy; three grandsons, Annon Etheridge (Molly), Todd Etheridge and Justin Rowland (Amanda); four granddaughters, Lauren Sullivan (Robby), Eva Irby, Casey Etheridge and Marie Rowland; two step grandsons, Jason Cole and Shelby Cole; one great-grandson and five great-granddaughters; a host of nieces and nephews; and a very dear friend, Sammie Hughes.
There will be a visitation from 1-2 p.m., prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Services will be officiated by Charles Runnels. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.