Jessie Cole Jr., 50, upholstererJessie Cole Jr., an...

May 17, 1999

Jessie Cole Jr., 50, upholsterer

Jessie Cole Jr., an upholsterer, died Saturday of cancer at Manor Care Nursing Home in Roland Park. He was 50 and lived in Windsor Hills.

Born and raised in Sanford, N.C., Mr. Cole moved to Baltimore in 1966 to learn the upholstery trade, working at several furniture stores in the city. For the past several years, he worked from his home on Clifton Avenue.

Mr. Cole, who was divorced, served in the Army between 1966 and 1968 and was stationed in Germany.

Services will be held Friday in Sanford.

He is survived by a daughter, Catrice Cole of Baltimore; his mother, Brilt G. Cole of Sanford; two sisters, Effie R. Reynolds of Baltimore and Beatrice Y. Bowens of Charlotte, N.C.; five brothers, Rickey Cole, Jimmy Cole and Navarro Cole, all of Baltimore, Larry Cole of New York City and Michael Cole of Sanford; and many nieces and nephews.

Donald Everett Hughes, 68, helped disabled veterans

Donald Everett Hughes, a retired state employee who helped disabled veterans find work, died Friday of heart and respiratory failure at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Perry Point. He was 68 and lived in Millers.

In 1976, Mr. Hughes joined the state unemployment division, where he helped disabled veterans find work, and retired in 1992.

Born and raised in Cambridge, he joined the Air Force in 1954 and retired as a technical sergeant in 1972. The former longtime Rosedale resident was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

Services for Mr. Hughes will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2015 Mount Carmel Road, Parkton.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Shirley June Wheeler; a son, Glen Alan Hughes of Delmar, Del.; a daughter, Donna Hughes Ensor of Millers; a brother, Frederick Hughes of Cambridge; two sisters, Luray Jones and Darlene Patrick, both of Cambridge; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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