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Dixie Ann Cole

Dixie Ann Cole, 84, of Des Arc, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at her residence. She was born June 8, 1934, to parents John and Martha (Osborn) Miller, at Russell, Ark. 

In April 1977, she was united in marriage to Charles Cole Sr., and he preceded in death in 2007. Dixie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She truly enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. 

Through the years Dixie had worked in nursing homes and was a certified nurse assistant. She was of the Baptist faith and had past attended White Hollow Church near Clubb. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. 

She is survived by her children: Robert Dudley of St. Louis, Mo., James “Rick” Dudley and wife Judy of Des Arc, Mo., and Charles Cole Jr., of Fenton, Mo.; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by brothers: Elvis Ellis, Johnny Ellis, Leonard Ellis, David Ellis, Amos “JC” Miller and Broce Miller; sisters: Esther Hampton, Clara Mann, Blanche Dudley and Ida Mae Clark. 

Visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, Mo. Services followed, also at the chapel. Pastor Alan Casey ministered to the family. Ronald Alan Dudley, Ricky Wayne Dudley, Robert Owen Dudley II, Joseph Allen Dudley, Jason Richard Dudley, Derek James Cole and Donny Jacob served as pallbearers. Burial was at Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc, Mo. Online condolences can be made at

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