Franklin D. Cotton

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Franklin D. “Red” Cotton, 83, of Atmore, passed away on Aug. 3, 2020.

He was born on July 12, 1937 to the late J. D. and Ada E. Brown Cotton.

He owned and operated the T&W Flea Market, Red’s Swap Shop, Brother’s Furniture and Summerdale Flea Market.

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He moved to Atmore and opened the Atmore Flea Market, Cotton’s Furniture Store and Cotton’s Mini Storage.

He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of McCullough.

He was a caring and generous person who loved helping anyone in their time of need.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Pat Hutson; and his siblings, Jack Cotton, Ernest Cotton, Buster Allen Cotton and Morris Cotton.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beulah Grissett Cotton; his sons, J.R. and his wife, Virgie Cotton of Pensacola, Fla., T.W. Cotton of Pensacola and Matt and his wife, Kelley Cotton of Atmore; one daughter, Ashley Cotton of Atmore; one brother, Gary Cotton of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Virginia Hendry of Louisiana and Barbara Aceto of Pensacola; 14 grandchildren; and 12 plus two on the way great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Aug. 8, 2020 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Andy Lolly, Bro. D.L. Harvell and Bro. Alton Lister officiating.

Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore.

Active pallbearers were Matthew Cotton, T.W. Cotton, Kenny Boykin, Joseph McCraney, Michael Trawick and Mark Presley.

Honorary pallbearers were Floyd Hopkins, Benny Enfinger, Gary Gibson and Michael Woods.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.