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Mr. Ernest Joseph Cotton
Born: 1926-04-20
Died: 2003-12-26
Visitation: 6 to 9 PM Sunday December 28, 2003 at Cox Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Monday December 29, 2003 at the Cox Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Cresthaven Cemetery

Mr. Ernest Joseph Cotton age 77, of Rt.#5 Mt. Vernon died Friday December 26, 2003 at the Veterans Hospital in Lexington after a long illness. He was born on April 20, 1926 in Rockcastle County the son of the late Dillard and Sallie Smathers Cotton. He was

a retired farmer, a veteran of WWII, enjoyed fishing, and was a member of the Holiness faith.


Survivors are: his wife; Mrs. Ruth Bussel Cotton of Rt.#5 Mt. Vernon. Three sons; Dale, Wayne, and Jerald Cotton all of Mt. Vernon. One step-son; Coy Vance of Mt. Vernon. Two step-daughters; Mrs. Wanda Howard of Rt.#4 Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Linda Goolman of Winchester. Ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by; two brothers; Dan, and Lee Cotton, and by two sisters; Nany June, and Lorene Cotton. Pallbearers: John Griffith, Lewis Cotton, Michael Martin, Randall

Wilson, Peanut Napier, and Miltie Swinney