ANDERSON - Michael Clayton Cole, 52, of Anderson, died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Born September 11, 1960 in Anderson, he was the son of Clayton S. and Evelyn Brown Cole. He was a 1978 graduate of McDuffie High School and a 1980 graduate of Tri-County Technical College. He was owner of Country Corner Florist which he founded in 1983. He was also an employee of Hobby Lobby Creative Center in Anderson. Mr. Cole was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Clayton and Evelyn Cole of the home; nieces, Michelle Lynn Taylor, Melissa Ann Taylor McElhannon (Jeffrey), and Megan Renee Taylor White (Jamie); and nephew, Matthew Cole Taylor (Brittany).
He was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Cole Taylor and his grandparents, Willie A. and Mattie Lee Purdy Brown and Hubert C. and Bertie Dobbins Cole.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at New Prospect Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tom Turner and Rev. Joe Whisnant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the residence.