Myra Jane Cotten

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Oct. 9, 1949 – Dec. 18, 2017


NATCHEZ — Services for Myra Jane Cotten, 68, of Natchez, who died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Natchez with the Rev. Dr. Doug Broome officiating.

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Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday, both at the church.

Mrs. Cotten was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Lincoln County, the daughter of Hubie Nettles and Lulleen Theresa Lofton Nettles.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She will be missed by many.

Mrs. Cotten was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Shane Seyfarth; one brother, Lamar Nettles; three sisters, Opal Nettles, Lyvonne Hudson and Dixie Johnston; and mother-in-law, Willie Vee Cotten.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Thomas L. Cotten; two daughters, Dana McGivaren and husband, Chris, of Prarieville, La., and Janeé Guice and husband, Wes, of Natchez; one son, Tee Cotten and wife, Angela, of Natchez; eight grandchildren, Peyton McGivaren, Rachel Melancon, Kristyn Arnold, Jordan Arnold, Landon Seyfarth, Caroline Cotten, Macie Seyfarth and Tripp Cotten; and a number of special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chris McGivaren, Peyton McGivaren, Wes Guice, Jordan Arnold, Thomas Cotten Jr., Thomas Cotten III, Landon Seyfarth and Will Bryant.

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