Born in McCaysville, Ga., she was 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, MSgt Ret. USAF 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.
Graveside service will be conducted on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 3 p.m. from the Zion Hill Cemetery with Rev. Glen Stiles officiating.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com.
Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is in charge of the arrangements.