Obituary: Linda Marie Lillard Cotton

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Linda Marie Lillard Cotton

Linda Marie Lillard Cotton

Linda Marie Lillard Cotton, 74, of Arrington, passed away on Sept. 5, 2019 with her loving family by her side. 

Mrs. Cotton graduated in 1963 from College Grove High School, where she played basketball and softball. She was employed with National Life Ins. Company for nine years and owned and operated Cotton’s Market for 15 years in the Rudderville Community. She was also a beloved housewife for 48 years. Throughout her career, she was most devoted to caring for her family, church and farm. 

Linda was an instrumental matriarch at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was a member for over 65 years. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Annie Belle Crunk Lillard, and brothers, Jimmy and Harry Lillard. 

She’s survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Danny Cotton; sons, Dan Cotton and Stephen Cotton (Gina); daughter, Christy Wampler (Kevin); grandchildren, Chloe, Beck and Annie Wampler and Breelyn and Callie Cotton; and sister, Martha Jane Sledge (Jim). 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Rev. Mary Kate Myers and Jim Taylor officiating. Interment will be at Triune Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Carl Scott, Billy Vincion, Mike Lillard, Paul Lillard, John Patillo, Paul Cotton, Tommy Cotton, Jim Sledge, Bubba Lillard and Beck Wampler. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Wesley Chapel Church and Arno Home Demonstration Club. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel U.M.C., Meals On Wheels, or American Cancer Society. 

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615-794-2289