She was born in McCaysville, Ga., the daughter of the late Floyd E. and Lola Grindstaff Patterson.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, and recently was involved with the Senior Circle at the SkyRidge Chapter in Cleveland.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, retired USAF Master Sgt. Billy Hyatt Cole Sr.
Survivors include her two sons and daughter-in-laws: Billy H. Cole Jr. and Debby of Niceville, Fla., and Robbie and Ginger Cole of Ducktown; one daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda Cole Griffith and Terry of Enterprise, Ala.; brother, Bill Patterson of Michigan; sister, Patricia Stanley of Goldsboro, N.C.; grandchildren: Billy H. Cole III, Bradley S. Griffith, Scott P. Cole and Misty Southerland; and great-grandchildren: Maddox Cole, Lanaiya Southerland, Layla Kay Southerland and Myles Cole.
A graveside service was held Monday, April 15, 2013, at 3 p.m. from the Zion Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Glen Stiles officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com.
Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill was in charge of arrangements.