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Friday, July 7, 2023
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Funeral services will be held for Julianne Frey Cole, age 92, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at First United Methodist Church in Arcadia. Rev Wayne Evans and Rev. Bo Horne will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday, July 7, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2122 Myrtle Street, Arcadia, LA. Interment will be at Jimmie Davis Tabernacle Cemetery in Quitman with just the family.
Julianne was born on December 12, 1930, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to L.T. and Eloise Adams Frey. After a stint in Mississippi the family returned to the family business in Saline, Louisiana where Julianne spent most of her youth. She graduated from Saline High School in 1948 and then went on to Centenary College and then Louisiana Tech where she met her future husband, George Cole. After they married on May 5, 1951, Julianne went back to Centenary College and graduated in 1952. After graduation Julianne went to work for Phillips Petroleum and started her family. Julianne and George had three children, Georgia Frasier, Dr. Chris Cole and Lee Brown. In 1960 the family moved to Arcadia, Louisiana. That same year Julianne’s uncle, Jimmie H. Davis, was reelected governor of Louisiana and asked her to work with him in the governor’s office. She was honored to do so and was especially excited to attend the Democratic National Convention where she was able to see the future President and First Lady of the United States, John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy. After her stint in the Governor’s office Julianne returned to Arcadia to continue raising her family. Julianne owned Arcadia Flower and Gift Shop for many years and was very active in many community activities. She was instrumental in saving the historic depot in Arcadia and worked with numerous charities including the American Cancer Society. Julianne joined the First United Methodist Church in Arcadia when they moved to Arcadia and held many offices and was an active member since that time. She joined PEO and was an active member for over 50 years. In her latter years, Julianne fulfilled a lifelong dream of raising horses and cows when she purchased a ranch outside of Castor, Louisiana. She named it Serenity Ranch and spent most of her latter years living her dream.
Julianne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at home in Arcadia.
She is preceded in death by her husband George Cole, her parents, L.T. and Eloise Frey and by her brother, L. T. “Ted” Frey, III.
She is survived by her son Dr. Chris Cole and wife Suzanne of San Angelo, TX; daughters Georgia Cole Frasier and husband Kane of Arcadia, LA and Lee Cole Brown and husband Jeff of Arcadia, LA; grandchildren Scott Parker and wife Marcia, Corey Parker Willis, Lanie Frasier, Kelly Frasier Walker and husband Nathan, Meghan Cole, Tyler Cole and Julianne Cole Brown Smith and husband Ty; great grandchildren Caroline Willis, Isabel Willis, Ethan Parker, Aidan Parker, Jackie Anne Cole, Mitchell Cole, Katelyn Neathery, Clayton Neathery, Bryson Walker and Hunter Cole; and great-great granddaughter Briar Ren Garrett. She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth “Beth” Blewer of Campti, LA.
The family would like to thank Julianne’s caregivers Cynthia Malone, Shundricka Harris, Beverly Gayle Coleman and Flora Cockerham and all of the nurses and other personnel from Passages Hospice in Minden and Allegiance Hospice in Ruston.