Mrs. Frances Cotton, age 92, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013. She was born Aug. 19, 1920 in Marl, Ala., to Johnny and Thelma Barker Wilson. Mrs. Cotton was Baptist by faith and a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church in Marl, Ala. She worked as a cook in the hospital cafeteria at the Wiregrass Memorial Hospital in Geneva, Ala. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great- great grandmother.
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Mrs. Cotton was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 37 years, W. Fred Cotton; one son, Wilburn Cotton and one granddaughter, Vicki.
Mrs. Cotton is survived by her two sons, Raymond Cotton of Homosassa and Pete Cotton of Starkville, Miss.; four daughters, Elizabeth Landingham and husband Johnny of Lynn Haven, Gwen Stafford and husband Jerry of DeFuniak Springs, Betty Chaney and husband Lewis of Eufaula, Ala., and Margie Merrill of Dozier, Ala.; three brothers, James Herchel Wilson of Andalusia, Ala., Rex Wilson of Albany, Ga., and Charles Wilson of Kinston, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
Visitation services were held from 6 to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2013 at New Prospect Baptist Church in Marl, Ala., at 979 North County Road 19, Samson, Ala., 36477. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2013 at New Prospect Baptist Church with the Rev. James Paul officiating. Burial followed at New Prospect Church Cemetery. Floral arrangements are being accepted. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on June 5, 2013