Ruby Howell Cole, 90, died Monday, January 7, 2019, at her residence. She was born June 28, 1928, in Athens, MS to Ira Green Howell and Mae Moulder Howell. She was a life long resident of Monroe County. She retired as a secretary for the Home Economist of Monroe County and Mississippi State University. She was a member of the Aberdeen Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Jimmy (James) Howell Cole of Lacombe, LA., one niece and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Hershel Cole, a sister Doris Nell Howell, and a brother William I. (Bill ) Howell.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. The services will be Thursday, January 10, 2019, at l:00 P.M. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with Derrick Moranto officiating. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery in Athens, MS. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be members of the Aberdeen Church of Christ.