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Stuart Spence "Gator" Cottrell
Birth: Jul. 17, 1951
Eustis
Lake County
Florida, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1970
Wayne County
West Virginia, USA

Stuart Spence Cottrell from Eustis, FL died in a chartered jet airliner crash. He was a quarterback, #43, for Marshall University but his coach was ready to start him in the deffensive backfield. He had won 14 letters in high school in football, basketball, baseball and track.

Southern Airlines Flight 932, left Kinston, North Carolina, at 6:38 p.m., carrying the Marshall University football team, coaching staff and fans to Huntington, West Virginia. The weather conditions were poor, mist and light rain with broken clouds. The plane descended below the Minimum Descent Altitude, striking trees on a hillside about one mile from the runway. The plane then crashed and burned. All 75 passengers on board were killed.

He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Cottrell, Jr. and the brother of Sally Cottrell. He also left a brother behind.

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God bless you and the loved ones you left behind.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Jennings Duncan Cottrell (1918 - 1988)
  Ruth Spence Rainey Cottrell (1922 - 1985)
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Eustis
Lake County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 04, 2007
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