Ralph Leslie “Buddy” Cole, Jr.

     Ralph  Leslie “Buddy” Cole, Jr., 80, of Pilot Point, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Denton, TX.  He was born August 19, 1934 in Denton to Ralph and Sarah (Evans) Cole, Sr.  Buddy married Norma Jo (Woodrum) Cole on July 2, 1955 in Denton, TX.  He served in the Texas Air National Guard as Staff Sergeant in the crash rescue section of the fire department at OCD Hensley Field in Grand Prairie.  Buddy graduated in 1956 from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.  During his career he worked in numerous fields including Cole Grain Co.-Krum, Denton County National Bank-Denton, F&M State Bank-Krum, Denton Savings Assoc.-Denton, Pilot Point National Bank-Pilot Point, Denton County Judge, Denton County Commissioner Precinct 1, and Fishing Guide on Lake Ray Roberts-Pilot Point.

     He was the first president of the Krum Young Citizen's Club in the early 50s; an outdoor columnist for the Denton Home Herald, Denton Record Chronicle, and Pilot Point Post Signal which over the years totaled about 1500 columns; first president of the Denton Bass Club; Chairman of the Pilot Point Home Rule Charter Commission in 2009.  Governor Mark White appointed him as a member of the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council.  He served as both president and vice president of the Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce and also served on the Pilot Point City Council.

     Buddy was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pilot Point, Pilot Point Masonic Lodge #270 where he had served as Master and was a member of the Krum Masonic Lodge, Pilot Point Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, York Rite and Shriners masonic organizations.  He was a Texas Master Naturalist and earned the Pilot Point Distinguished Citizen in 1993. 

     He is survived by his wife, Norma of Pilot Point; two sons, Alan Cole of Denton, Leslie Cole of Coppell; two brothers, Charles Cole of Santa Fe, NM, James Cole of Dallas; sister, Janice Callarman of Krum; nephew, Bill Cole of Victoria; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

     Visitation was held 6:30PM-7:30PM, Friday, October 10, 2014 at Slay Memorial Chapel of Pilot Point. A funeral service was held at 2:00PM, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Pilot Point with Rev. Penny Mitchell officiating.  Burial followed at Krum Jackson Cemetery in Krum, TX.

     Online condolences may be shared at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com. Donations may be made to Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219.


Carolyn Ann Fulmer

     Carolyn Ann Fulmer, 68, passed into the arms of her Savior on October 11, 2014. She was born to Onus B. and Edna Langley Fulmer on July 20, 1946. She was a long time resident of Pilot Point and attended Pilot Point schools. Carolyn was a free-hearted person who would give you anything she owned.

     She is survived by her brothers, Wayne Fulmer and wife Irene of Pilot Point, and James Fulmer and wife Margie of Pilot Point; other survivors are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law.

     Visitation was held at DeBerry Funeral Directors at 2025 W. University Dr. Denton, Texas on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. There was a graveside service held on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Pilot Point Community Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.