Funeral ser v ices for Ollie “Sis” Cotten, 88, of Milano were held Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial followed in Milano Cemetery. Pastor Bert Graham officiated.
Mrs. Cotten died Sunday, July 24, in her home in Milano.
She was one of nine children and the only daughter of Coil Elbert and Cevilla Lorene (Mullins) Smith.
Mrs. Cotten was a lifelong Milano resident and a member of First Baptist Church of Milano.
She married Floyd Perry Cotton on May 20, 1941, in Rockdale.
Mrs. Cotten was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Perry Cotten, on April 21, 1987; four brothers, Sam Hood, Paul Dennis, Carlos and Jesse L . Smith; her parents; and her stepmother, Bettie Jane Smith.
Survivors are a son, James Perry Cotten and wife Janice of Hearne; a daughter, Linda C. Wiederhold and husband Bill of Milano; a special daughter, Linda Cotten of Rockdale; four brothers, Eddie Smith of Austin, Wilmer Smith of Groveton, J.L. Smith of Austin, John G. Smith of Driftwood; five grandchildren, Kevin Reese and wife Lisa, Missy Coldiron and husband Randy, all of Milano, Kimberly Cotten Harris and husband Dudley of Seminole, Kasha Cotten of Rockdale, Kendall Cotten and wife Misty of Hubbard; 10 great-grandchildren, William and Jessica Reese, Mandy Coldiron, Robert Reese, Wendy Rogers, Er ic Prazak, Whitney Worrell, Kasey, Destiny and Keegan Cotten; 12 greatgrandchildren, Sheila Codaluto, Tracy Simpson, Chance and Mike Coldiron, Crystal, Janie, Jason and Shelly Harris, Justin Tiefenbrunn, Mallory Simpson, Joey and Jeremy Codaluto; and five great-great-grandchildren, Sterling Prazak, Shelbi and Ali Rogers, Braxton and Ely Reese.
Pallbearers were Kevin Reese, Kendall Cotten, Robert Reese, William Reese, Eric Prazak, David Rogers, Dudley Harris and Randy Coldiron.
Honorary pallbearers were Sterling Prazak, Keegan Cotten, Braxton Reese, Ely Reese and Justin Tiefenbrunn.