Ellamae Woodard Watkins Cottrell

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Mae Cottrell passed away due to a fall and Alzheimers on August 7, 2017. She was born to Burrell and Joyce Cochran Woodard on June 20, 1938 in Swain County.

She lived most of her life in Burkeville, VA. She loved her family, friends and reading.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Troy Watkins, Howard Cottrell, brother John B. Woodard, niece Cynthia Joyce Woodard.

She is survived by brothers, James, Lavone, and William Woodard of Swain County, and Neavil Woodard of Jackson County, sisters, Eloise Gibson of S.C., Ellen Woodard, with whom she shared a very special bond, love, and home for many years. Daughters Linda Oliver (Jack) of Swain County, Janice Shreck (Bobby) of Burkeville, VA, son Robert (Ruth) of Richmond, VA, granddaughters Christy Bowers (Arvik), Jessica Bell (Glenn), great grandkids Shelby and Daniel Bowers, Jacob Bell all of Swain County, three grandsons and nine great grandkids in VA.

A memorial service will be held on August 18, 2017 at Deep Creek Baptist Church at 4 p.m.

Smoky Mountain Times

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