OBITUARY: Linda Marie Lillard Cotton


OBITUARY: Linda Marie Lillard Cotton

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

Linda 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, she owned and operated Cotton’s Market for 15 years in the Rudderville Community and was a beloved housewife for 48 years. Throughout her career she was most devoted to caring for her family, church and farm. Linda has been an instrumental matriarch at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where she has been a member for over 65 years. 

Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Annie Belle Crunk Lillard; and brothers, Jimmy and Harry Lillard. She is 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, Breelyn and Callie Cotton; and sister, Martha Jane Sledge (Jim). 

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Rev. Mary Kate Myers and Jim Taylor officiating. Interment, Triune Cemetery. Active pallbearers, Carl Scott, Billy Vincion, Mike Lillard, Paul Lillard, John Patillo, Paul Cotton, Tommy Cotton, Jim Sledge, Bubba Lillard and Beck Wampler. Honorary Pallbearers include 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. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615-794-2289.

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