Longtime Bean Station business owner dies

Mayes Mortuary is handling the arrangements for a longtime local business owner who died Tuesday.

Bernie Earl Cole passed away at the age of 92. In 1968, Mr. Cole took his knowledge of the furniture industry and began his own company – Futuristic Inc. in Bean Station, a company that operated for nearly 50 years in the wood, household and furniture upholstery business on Highway 11W.

He is survived by two daughters.  A private family burial was held in Jarnagin Cemetary.