After a lingering illness of several weeks the sable winged messenger of death summoned David Cole to another world Wednesday morning at about 9 o'clock. His demise resulted from a combined attack of heart failure and dropsy, he having been a sufferer of the former for a number of years.
Mr. Cole was a member of Scott Post, G. A. R., of this city and served with honor and valor through the greater part of the civil war. His funeral was conducted under the auspices of this order, Thursday at 9 o'clock, from the M. E. church in this city. Rev. J. A. Woodburn delivered an impressively sermon at the church, after which a large cortege, considering the inclement weather, proceeded to the cemetery where the G. A. R. conducted the last sad rites for their departed comrade.
He is a brother to T. A. Cole, of this city, and, we understand, has a wife and one son in Missouri.
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