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Grace Cotton

Born: 7/13/1931

Died: 9/14/2012

Maiden Name: Thompson Honorific: n/a

Grace Jean Cotton, 81, of Ardmore, passed away on Sept. 14, 2012. She was born to Willie Cotton and Cecelia Thompson on July 13, 1931, in Ardmore. She worked at Walker’s Nursing Home for five years before taking a position for 11 years as a nurse at the Ardmore Convalescent Home. She was an active member in the Center Point Baptist Church and she was devoted to her church family. She was also active in the many Chickasaw senior citizen activities. As a singer, she loved gospel music and received her training with the Stamps Quartet out of Dallas, Texas. She enjoyed arts and crafts, quilting and sewing clothing for her family. In her youth, she enjoyed putting her heart into poetry and she also enjoyed sketching. Grace was an avid OU fan. She invested her time by encouraging her daughter to perform in formal dance. She spent countless hours taking her to class, performances, recitals and talent shows. Grace was a caring grandmother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as a devoted mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; half-brother Sonny Wallace; and sister, Sandra. She is survived her daughter, Sharon Postoak of Ardmore; granddaughters, Deidra Marris and Kimberly F. Jim, both of Ardmore; four great-grandchildren, Stratton, Bryant, Aspen and Briar; aunt Elizabeth Rich of Ardmore; niece Jennifer Wyatt of Guthrie; nephews, Mike and Jason Wallace, both of Ardmore; five great nieces and a great nephew.