Joe Cole, 76, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, October 27, at the Elizabeth House. A lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Julius and Mary Ellen Heaton Cole. He had served in the U.S. Air Force and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his brother, Harold Dean Cole and many nieces and nephews. Per Mr. Cole’s wishes there will be no service. A register book will be available to sign at Shuler Funeral Home from 9 AM until 4 PM Thursday, October 31. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth House, 571 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.