Clyde Cottle

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Clyde "C. J." Cottle Jr., 91

TURKEY — Mr. Clyde "C. J." Johnson Cottle Jr., 91, of 2063 Summerhill Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at his beach home in Surf City, N.C.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Turkey Baptist Church, 144 E. Faison Ave., Turkey, N.C., with the Rev. Dr. Ron Bryan and the Rev. Donnie Myers officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Grandview Memorial Park in Clinton.

Mr. Cottle, born in Duplin County, was the son of the late Clyde Johnson Cottle, Sr. and Ida Howard Cottle and was the husband of Doris Dixon Cottle. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and was held as a prisoner of war in Nurembert, Germany from January 1945 to June 1945. Mr. Cottle retired from the position as town manager of Turkey and was a member of Turkey Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Dixon Cottle of the home; five daughters, Donna Goins and Paula Stuart, both of Georgia, Gloria Phipps of Turkey, Sheila Bryant of Clinton, and Renee Hunter of Turkey; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Virginia Veach of Warsaw; and a brother, Johnny Cottle of Garland.

The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m., the hour prior to the service, at Turkey Baptist Church and other times at the home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, N.C. 28328.

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Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home
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Published in The Sampson Independent from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2014
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