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Elfreda "Freda" Adkins Cole
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Elfreda “Freda” Adkins Cole, 87, of Danville, Va., passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Riverside Healthcare and Rehab in Danville. She was born July 27, 1930, in Callands, Va. to the late Virgie A. Adkins and the late Gilmer Adkins. She is survived by her husband William David Cole. Mrs. Cole worked at Dan River, Inc. for 45 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Pocahontas Tribe #124 for many years. Mrs. Cole was a charter member of the North Danville Church of Christ.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cole is survived by her nieces, Carolyn C. Hundley and Patsy C. Wilkerson, both of Danville.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cole was predeceased by her sister, Lena A. Lawson and her brother, Billy Adkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Minister Hershel Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, VA 24541.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Cole family. Online condolences may be made at

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540





2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Cemetery Details


Highland Burial Park

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

Memorial Contribution

Danville Life Saving Crew

202 Christopher Lane
Danville, VA 24541

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