Friends may visit with the family on Friday July 8, 2016 from 11 a.m. till time of service at 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Burial will follow in Greendale Cemetery in Lawrenceburg. Memorial donations may be directed to Hospice of Middletown or patient services of Garden Manor. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Melva Cole. Melva Cole, formerly of Sunman, was born on December 11, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Herman and Parry Lee Whitis Maynard. She married Edward Cole and worked on their farm. Melva loved to sew and could make anything from coats to quilts. On Friday, July 1, 2016, at the age of 89, Melva passed away at Garden Manor in Middletown, Ohio. Those surviving who will cherish Melva’s memory include her sisters, Dorothy Keller, Betty Catlett, and Patricia Matheis, and brother, James Whitis. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; daughter, Carol O’Toole, and sons, James Cole and Charles Cole.
Ghanaian athlete Raja Lagble placed second in the 5th edition of the Bank of Africa International Marathon in the Malian capital Bamako last Sunday.Participating countries for this year’s event included Mali, Kenya, Senegal, Madagascar, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Ivory Coast. The former student of Ho Poly made a time of 2hours 30mins to pick a cash prize of one thousand five hundred dollars.For the second time, Bank of Africa Group, Ghana sponsored two other Ghanaian athletes in addition to Raja. The other two athletes, Akakia Atempuri and William Akuka, placed 8th and 26th, respectively. Raja tells JOY Sports that with more competitions, long distance runners will excel in the country.“We the long distance runners in this country are talented and we need more competitions to put us on the World stage. Apart from the Milo marathon there is no standard race for us in this country which is killing us, but we thank Bank of Africa for this opportunity”, he told JOY Sports.The young runner has promised to win this year’s edition of the Milo marathon to prove his critics wrong.