Ralph Edward Cole, 53, Mascot, went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 15 at 3:15 p.m. after a long, hard fight with cancer. He was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Polly Messer and Bob and Hazel Jackson. He is survived by his loving wife, Ella Cole; sons, Kevin (LeeAnn) Cole and Eric (Anna) Cole; daughter, Rachel (Joshua) Coffey; grandchildren, Lexi and Brayden Cole; parents, Ronnie and Lorene Cole; brother, Scott (Tracy) Cole; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 19 at Bridges Funeral Home, with Rev. Leonard Goin officiating. Family and friends met Friday, October 20 at the funeral home and proceeded to Roseberry Cemetery for an interment. Pallbearers: Kevin Cole, Scott Cole, Eric Cole, Joshua Coffey, Jordan Hurst and Jeremy Cole. The family received friends Thursday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, (865) 523-4999.