2018 Cole Family Reunion

The annual Cole Family Reunion will meet the second Sunday in August in Boonville, Missouri at Harley Park, Shelter House #2.

For the 84th year the descendants of Hannah Allison Cole will gather together. The carry-in basket dinner starts at noon. Plates, cutlery and drinks will be provided. Bring food for your family and we will put it all together to share. Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m. There is handicap accessibility by driving around to a small east lot and then moving a car to a parking lot.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 12!

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July 2018 Newsletter

The July 2018 Newsletter is now available for download here.

This newsletter contains information about the upcoming Cole Family Reunion on August 12, 2018.

Glenda L. (Warren) Fariss

Brownfield, Texas- Services for Glenda LaVern Fariss, 74, of Brownfield will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the 12th Street Church of Christ, Seagraves, TX with Silas Short officiating. Burial will be in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery at 7:00 p.m., Goldthwaite , Texas. Officiating the graveside services will be Dayton House.

She died Sunday May 13, 2018 in Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. She was born March 21, 1944 in Alameda, California to the late William and Naomi Cole Warren. She graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1962, Carlsbad, NM. She married Milton Fariss December 4, 1963 in Carlsbad, NM and moved to Brownfield in 1978. She retired from Brownfield I.S.D. after thirty-six years of service driving a school bus and working in the cafeteria. She was a member of the O’Donnell Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by a son Rex Allen Fariss.

Survivors include her husband of Brownfield, four sons, Kenneth on Midland, Yancy and wife Sherry Fariss of Dallas, Wayne and Julie Fariss of Deridder, Louisiana and Lance and Stephanie Fariss of Seagraves. Four sisters Joyce Gill of Lubbock, Melba Ray and husband Carl of Austin, Betha Chesser of Cameron Park, CA and Pat McNeil and husband Norm of Yakima Washington; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018 at Ratliff Funeral Home of Seagraves, Tx. The family suggests memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the Pioneer Bible Translators at 2755 West Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, Texas 75236, with note indicating for Ministry of Yancy Fariss.

Ronald Louis Mitchell

Ronald Mitchell, 80, of Independence, MO passed away on May 6, 2018 at Village House Hospice with his loving family by his side. Ronald was born on February 10, 1938 in Kansas City, KS to David and Mary (Caudill) Mitchell. After graduating from Baker University with a degree in Business Administration, Ronald proudly joined the Army and was stationed in Fort Ord, CA. While on leave from the Army, Ronald married the love of his life, Carol Jean Solomon. In 1970 they moved to Independence, MO. Ronald, along with his wife Carol were long time members of Christ United Methodist Church. He retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 17 years of service as a collector. Survivors include; wife Carol Mitchell; son David Mitchell and his wife Sonja; daughter Debbie Dillard and her husband Ken; grandchildren Trent Mitchell, Cole Mitchell, Caroline Dillard, Claire Dillard, Bryce Dillard and Grayson Dillard. At Ronald’s request Memorial Services will be private.

2018 Scholarship Information

In 2018, the Cole Family Association will award a scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is related to Hannah Allison Cole, maintains a 3.2 GPA and will be enrolled full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school.

Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2018 and should be mailed to:

Judy Cole
101 NW 100th Rd
Sheldon, MO 64784

Download the Scholarship Application

2017 Cole Family Reunion

Plan to attend the annual Cole Family Reunion on Sunday, August 13, in Boonville, Missouri at Harley Park, Shelter House #2.

This will be the 83rd year that descendants of Hannah Allison Cole have gathered together. We will have our traditional carry-in basket dinner at noon. Plates, cutlery and drinks will be provided. Bring food for your family and we will put it all together to share. Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m. There is handicap accessibility by driving around to a small east lot and then moving a car to a parking lot.

See you on Sunday, August 13!