Cola O'Neal Emmons

Cola Catherine O’Neal Emmons, 85, died May 6, 2017, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

She was born in Natchez, MS on April 24, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace O'Neal (Lucile Wilson).
Cola graduated from Millsaps College and was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.

Cola was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her spouse of 63 years, Rome A. Emmons, Jr.; children, Peggy Geddie (Rowland) of Springfield, Missouri, Rome A. Emmons, III, and Jane Thomas (Stephen) of Hattiesburg; grandchildren, Mary Catherine and Virginia Geddie, Rome IV and Weller Emmons, and Lindsay, Graham, and Duncan Thomas.

The visitation and memorial service were held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Main Street United Methodist Church, Hattiesburg, MS. The family requests memorials be sent to Main Street United Methodist Church’s Aldersgate Mission, 712 Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.