04/15/07 — DELOIT COTTON

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Oct. 12, 1930 - April 14, 2007

MOUNT OLIVE -- Deloit Cotton, 76, of 760 Corbett Hill Road, died Saturday at his home. Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Nathan and Ola Joyner Cotton. A member of Eureka Christian Church, he served as a Wayne County commissioner for eight years. He was a farmer and the owner and operator of Cotton's Restaurant in Goldsboro for six years and in Durham for three years. He was a member of the Mill Creek Masonic Lodge 125 in Newton Grove and a member of Woodmen of the World.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Eureka Christian Church, with the Rev. Frank Purvis officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Nannie D. Cotton; three daughters, Deane Best and husband, Richard, Melinda Carlton and husband, Jerry, and Julie Carter and husband, Robert, all of Grantham; a sister, Melba Jackson of Four Oaks; and 11 grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, George Everett Cotton, Nathan Cotton Jr., Raymond Cotton, and Harvey Cotton; sisters, Lettie Mae and Mattie Gray Cotton, Ethelene Strickland and Thelma Britt; and his granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Carlton.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and following the service at the church. At other times, the family will be at the home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Masonic Children's Home, 600 College St., Oxford, N.C. 27565.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family and online condolences can be sent through www.shumate-faulk.com.


Published in Obituaries on April 15, 2007 8:41 AM