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John Lovelace Cole, III

May 31, 1955 — November 25, 2021

John Lovelace Cole, III

Mr. John Lovelace Cole, III of Halifax, VA passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his
home. He was born in Halifax County, VA on May 31, 1955 and was 66 years old. He was the
son of the late John Lovelace Cole, Jr. and the late Jewell Conner Cole and was married to
Catherine McGhee Cole who survives.
He was a life-long member of Main Street United Methodist Church. He was second
generation owner and president of WHLF-WJLC from 1975 until 2005. After selling WHLF, he
continued his broadcast engineering career with Piedmont Broadcasting Company of Danville
where he served as chief engineer until his retirement in 2020. He was a past board member
of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters and the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce. He
was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family
whether at home, on the lake or at the beach. He especially enjoyed mowing his yard and
visiting with neighbors.
Mr. John L. Cole, III is survived by:
His Wife
Catherine McGhee Cole of Halifax
One Son
John Lovelace Cole, IV and wife Jennifer of Nathalie
One Daughter
Caren Cole DeJarnette and husband Ryan of South Boston
Six Grandchildren
John, Jackson and Will Cole, Jaden, Mayleigh, and Lexie DeJarnette

One Sister

Janice Cole Langholz and husband Marc of Winchester, VA
A number of nieces and nephews
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Main Street
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thad Decker and the Rev. Randy Holmes officiating.
Burial will follow in the Halifax Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Main Street United Methodist
Church and other times at his home.
For memorials, please consider the Main St. United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.
Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn
Ave., South Boston, VA.

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Main Street United Methodist Church

701 N Main St, South Boston, VA 24592

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Main Street United Methodist Church

701 N Main St, South Boston, VA 24592

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