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 James Mack Cotham

James Mack Cotham

Gibson Wells, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 30 Jan 2011 (aged 86)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 100045210 · View Source
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The following obituary was published Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in The Paris Post-Intelligencer, Paris, Tennessee, USA.

James Mack Cotham

Retired Bell & Howell Electronics plater James Mack Cotham, 86, of Paris died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

The body was cremated.

His wife, Lyda Sue Pendergrass Cotham, survives. They were married on Aug. 18, 1944.

A memorial service is planned at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Wood Pentecostal Church of God, where he was a member. Joe Page and Robby Moore will officiate.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church and continue until the service. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge.

A Tennessee native, Cotham was born May 2, 1924, in Gibson Wells, a son of the late Edward and Martha Elizabeth Kyle Cotham.

He retired after 28 years with Bell & Howell Electronics in Chicago. His wife said he loved gardening, being outside and going to church.

He also leaves two daughters: Jackie Mihalik of Paris and JoAnn (Larry) Lewis of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons: Jerry Michael Cotham and Phillip Wayne Cotham, both of Paris; one sister: Fay Burke of Memphis; two brothers: Aubrey Cotham of Dyer and Edward Cotham Jr. of Trenton;

Three grandchildren: Jeff Mihalik of Paris, Donna Alcorn of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Larry Scott Lewis of East Dundee, Ill.; and four great-grandchildren: Sydney Alcorn, Mariana Lewis, Alyvia Parks and Morgan Perritt.

He also was preceded in death by a son: Anthony Cotham; two sisters: Gladys Young and Marie Taylor; and five brothers: Grady, Russell, Homer, Ben and W.G. Cotham.

Memorials may be made to West Wood Pentecostal Church of God, 1788 W. Wood St., Paris.

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  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Mack Cotham (2 May 1924–30 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100045210, ; Maintained by John R. Dunlap, Jr. (contributor 47442255) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.