First Posted: 1/1/2009

CLAUDVILLE, Va. Mrs. Iris Weddle Cole, 80, of Claudville, passed away Wednesday evening at her home. She was born in Willis on Dec. 12, 1928, to the late Lonnie Weddle Sr. and Rittie Dickerson Weddle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Clayton Cole; two grandchildren, David and Daniel Cole; and three brothers, Dale, Elvin and Cleve Weddle. Mrs. Cole was a longtime member of Hatchers Chapel United Methodist Church, was a member of the F.C.E., a former 4-H leader, was a census worker and volunteered at the voting polls. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Jay Williams of Roanoke; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Richard and Astrid Cole of Stuart and Joseph and Amanda Cole of Claudville; 11 grandchildren, Clayton Cole, Carol Cole, Jason Williams, Jessica Williams, Jennifer Williams, Christian Batcheller, Dr. Giselle Batcheller Sloop, Justin Cole, Scott Cole, Ian Cole and Austin Cole; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Fay Weddle of Mount Airy and Lonnie Jr. and Wanda Weddle of South Carolina; one sister and brother-in-law, Alice Elizabeth and Dennis Summers of Woodlawn; and a special sister-in-law, Mary Cole of Mount Airy. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Hatchers Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harry Shirrell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Memorials may be made to the Hatchers Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Mike Hayes, 243 Hatchers Chapel Road, Claudville, VA 24076. Online condolences may be sent to

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