Betty Lee Cottle, 91, of Woodbine, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Born October 31, 1925 in Wacahoota, FL, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mamie Lou Bevill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Edgar Cottle, Sr., sons, David Edgar Cottle, Jr. and Benjamin Thomas Cottle, Sr., and brother Van Bevill.
Mrs. Cottle had been a resident of Camden County for over 70 years, and was one of the original founding members of the Woodbine Old School. She attended Florida State College of Women in Tallahassee, FL. She was presently the oldest member of the Old School Renovation Committee, was a teacher at Woodbine High School during the 40’s. She also taught at the Florida School for the Blind and Deaf, Hastings Elementary, Reynolds Street Elementary, in Brunswick, GA., and Woodbine Elementary School. Along with being a charter member of the Old School Renovation Committee, she was also a member of the DAR, Eastern Star, United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Retired Teacher’s Association of Georgia, the Woodbine Woman’s Club, and long time active worker with the Woodbine Opry.
Survivors include three children, Jimmy Cottle (Diann) of St. Marys, Cheryl Anne Russell (Burwell, Jr.) of Waverly, and Wilton Ray Cottle of Naknek, AK; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, niece, Peggy Lee Collins, nephew, Joey Bevill, and her dearest friend, Libby Bass.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Woodbine at 11:00 am with Fr. John Pearce officiating. Burial will follow at Colesburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, April 14, 2017 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Bettie Lee Cottle be made to the Old School Renovation Committee, P.O. Box 372, Woodbine, GA 31569.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.