Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 28, 2014

Ola Shrewsberry Cole

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

LERONA — Ola Shrewsberry Cole, age 77, of Lerona, formerly of Ghent, passed away at the Princeton Community Hospital on Saturday,  January 25, 2014.

Born on June 30, 1936 at Basin, she was the daughter of the late Paris Shrewsberry and  Louise Farley Shrewsberry.

Mrs. Cole was a former head waitress at the Wine Cellar in Columbus, Ohio for almost 20 years, and was of the Christian faith. She had made her home at Lerona for the past 25 years. Mrs. Cole enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Cole, by brothers, Jasper, Warren, Bennett, Garland, and Gilmer Shrewsberry,  and by sisters, Helen Waddell, Wilma Peters, and Pauline Shrewsberry.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Peggy Cole of Lerona, Donna Cole and her partner Candy Southerland of Lerona, and Barbara Cole of Lerona. A granddaughter, Nichole Pennington and her husband Josiah of Hampton, Va.,  great grandchildren, Eleana Lynn Pennington, Lillian Ola Pennington. Brothers, Basil Shrewsberry and his wife B.B. of Belleview, Florida, Harry Shrewsberry and his wife Charlene of Cary, Ill., Thomas Shrewsberry of Odd, and sisters, Icy May Green of Fletcher, North Carolina, and Juanita Gay Fuller and her husband Joe of Niles, Ill. Her special pets, Shadowfax, Sable, Buddy, Willie, Kelsey, and Sasha.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Burial will follow at the Paris Shrewsberry Cemetery on the Odd Road, Ghent, West Virginia.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be directed to the local animal shelter in memory of Mrs. Cole.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guest book at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.