VONCILE COLE BIRCHFIELD

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Voncile Cole Birchfield’s hope was made complete on Sept. 15, 2022. Voncile was a loving mother, maw-maw, sister, aunt and friend to many. Voncile was born on Aug. 25, 1936, in Opelika, Alabama, the daughter of Blanche Hardy Cooper and Leonard and Lucille Cole. She was a graduate of Opelika High School. After graduation she married the love of her life Teddy “Ted” Ray Birchfield whom she was married to for 63 years.

Voncile was a loyal and loving secretary to Dr. Kenneth Strother and Dr. Hiren Patel for more than 20 years.

Voncile loved the Lord, her family and was a faithful member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Voncile is survived by her son, Steve (Dory) Birchfield of Moody, Alabama; seven grandchildren: Tara Petar, Michael (Khanh) Nguyen Couto Birchfield, Jamie (Dalton) Pridmore, Chase Birchfield, Matthew Gaught, Kathryn Birchfield and Jennifer Birchfield; four great-grandchildren: Gage Petar, Evelyn Pridmore, Harper Pridmore and Teagan Birchfield; siblings: Charlotte Cole, Gordon Cooper and Gail Cole Gunn; sisters-in-law: Nancy Birchfield and Sue Birchfield and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Teddy (Ted) Birchfield, daughter Sherry Birchfield Gaught, son-in-law Rick Gaught, sister, Geraldine Cole Pitchford and brothers-in-law Burt Pitchford, Jesse Gunn, Harold Birchfield and Fred Birchfield.

A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Opelika, Alabama. Dr. Chris Duncan officiated.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Trinity Presbyterian Church in memory of Voncile Cole Birchfield will be appreciated.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home directed.

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