Kathy Cross


Kathy Cross, 69, of Cullowhee passed away on Monday, Aug. 17.

She was the daughter of the late Dee and Jessielee Coggins. Also preceding her in death were one brother, Lester; and two sisters, Jean and Carolyn Coggins.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Chuck; and a brother, Harold (Jan) Coggins. Also surviving are her dogs, Midas, a golden retriever, and Little Joe, a border collie. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Kathy retired from Southwestern Community College after 31 years. She had been the executive director at United Christian Ministries for 18 years. 

Kathy was an avid reader, loved to sew and travel, take Sunday drives and go to Bluegrass festivals. She also loved gardening, plants, flowers, and was known for her green thumb.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. at Fall Cliff Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening, Aug. 21, from 5 until 9 p.m. at Appalachian Funeral Services.

Burial will be in the Fall Cliff Baptist Church Cemetery.