Funeral services for Lou Warren Cotney, 92 (DOB 12/08/1920), of Oxford, will be today, November 17, 2013, at 3 p.m. at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs with Clarence Denney and Jim Harrington officiating. Interment will follow at Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends on today from 12:30-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Lou passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. A native of Tallapoosa, Georgia, Lou was a graduate of Tallapoosa High School. She had been a resident of Cleburne and Calhoun Counties for most of her life, and had also resided in Childersburg for 19 years. Lou was a former employee and retiree of General Electric and was retired from Anniston Army Depot. She was a Sacred Harp singer; was an avid traveler, having been to 64 countries and all 50 states; was an AARP member; and was a past member of NARFE. Lou was a member of Greenbrier Church of Christ and was an active member of the Senior Citizen's Group in Oxford, where she enjoyed attending the aerobics class. Lou is preceded in death by her husbands, William Alton Warren and Jess Cotney; grandson, Steven Warren Battles; sister, Irene Mitchell Willoughby; brothers, Lester, Arthur (Ott) and Glen Mitchell; and sisters-in-law, Cleola Warren Cash, Reba Warren Norton, Betty Warren Garrett, Gladys Mitchell Jackson and Elaine Mitchell. Survivors include her daughters, Janice Warren Battles and her husband, Dr. Bill Battles, and Brenda Warren Kemp; sons, Judge Larry Warren, Ron Warren and his wife, Evelyn, and Tommy Warren and his wife, Laraine; grandchildren, Traci Kemp Shaw and her husband, Andy, Will Battles and his wife, Denise, Chris Warren and his wife, Catherine, Tyler Kemp and his wife, Missy, Amanda Warren and Seth Messer; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Mitchell and nieces and nephews, Diane Mitchell Simmons, Gary Mitchell, Carol Ann Mitchell, Gerry Brown, Glenda Mitchell Rambo, David Mitchell, Kenneth Mitchell, Jack Cash, Glenda Whitmore, Jimmy Norton and Gail Carter. Pallbearers will be Will Battles, Chris Warren, Tyler Kemp, Andy Shaw, Riley Shaw, Seth Messer, Gary Mitchell, Jimmy Norton, Todd Whitmore, Kevin Brown and Tim Brown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your church or to
in Lou's memory. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com.
K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256-231-2334