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Helen Conner Cole

March 11, 1941 — October 13, 2023

South Boston

Helen Conner Cole


Helen Conner Cole of South Boston, VA passed away October 13, 2023 at the age of 82.  She was born in Halifax County on March 11, 1941 to the late Flournoy Belt Conner and Maddie Long Conner. She was married to Melvin Malcolm Cole who survives.


She was a member of Alton Baptist Church and retired from Tultex after many years of dedicated service.  She loved flowers, gardening, being outside and her animals.  Helen was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be greatly missed.


She leaves to cherish her memory:

Her Husband of 67 years

Melvin Malcolm Cole

Her Children

Ricky Cole and wife Kathy of Halifax

Ronnie Cole and wife Amy of South Boston
Her Grandchildren

Ryan Cole, Ward Lammerts and Abby Roller

One Sister

Lillie Conner Throckmorton of Halifax

Host of extended family and friends


***Preceded in death by***


Calvin Conner, Alton Conner, and Margaret Perkins


A graveside will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Cole Family Cemetery with the Rev. Don Bryant officiating.


For memorials, please consider Halifax Dog Squad, P.O. Box 418, South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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