Kathy Diane Folds

February 19, 1961 - March 05, 2012

Kathy Diane Folds

February 19, 1961 - March 05, 2012


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Obituary for Kathy Diane Folds

The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces memorial services for Mrs. Kathy Diane Cofer Folds of Blairsville, Georgia, who was "promoted" on Monday evening, March 5, 2012, after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Kathy was born February 19, 1961, on the U.S. military base in Nuremberg, Germany, to parents Leonard Cofer and Ruth Gamble Cofer. Two months later, Kathy accompanied her mother to Tennessee. Having lived in both Harriman and Rockwood, Tennessee, until the age of 7, she eventually settled with her parents and younger sister Sandy, in Jasper, Tennessee.

Kathy was a 1979 graduate from Marion County High School and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1983, where she concentrated on photography. After working as a professional photographer for several years, Kathy went to work for Wolf Camera & Video, where she became a top salesperson.

Kathy met husband David W. Folds in 1988, and after a 3 1/2 year courtship, married in 1991. They moved from Chattanooga to Tallahassee, Florida, and then to Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, Kathy continued her work with Wolf Camera, being promoted to the position of Manager. Kathy served as Manager of several Wolf Camera locations, being move to elevate sales in each store. While in Nashville, Kathy and David became the proud parents of their son, Nathanael, in 1998.

In 1999, the Folds family moved to Dawsonville and eventually settled in Blairsville, where Kathy served as ACH Specialist for United Community Bank. David is also employed of United Community Bank, and Nathanael attends Union County Middle School.

Surviving Kathy are her husband of 20 years, David W. Folds, and son, Nathanael Folds of Blairsville, Georgia. Also surviving are her parents, Leonard Cofer and Ruth Gamble Cofer of Jasper, Tennessee; sister Sandy Ireland, brother-in-law, Tommy Ireland, niece Amelia Ireland and nephew Daniel Ireland of Jasper, Tennessee.

A Celebration of Kathy's life will be held at First Baptist Church of Blairsville, Georgia, on Saturday, March 10, 2012, with pastor Dr. Fred Lodge, supervisor Jeanette Garrett, and brother-in-law Dr. Michael E. King officiating. Special music will be presented by FBC Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper, The FBC Youth Choir, Kurtis Underwood, Jackie Hill and Paula Jean Redditt.

In lieu of flowers, a college fund for Nathanael has been set up with United Community Bank.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support during Kathy's battle.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Homes of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and fond memories of Kathy with the family, on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

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