James Cotton

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Daily Press
May 13, 1990


HAMPTON – James Alton Cotton, 88, died Thursday, May 10, in Sentara Hampton General Hospital.

A native of Norfolk, Mr. Cotton retired from Hampton University after many years. He was a member of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church. He was also a member of the Hampton Men’s Choral Group and a member of the board of directors of Hart-McAllister Community Center.

Mr. Cotton was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and was a member and secretary of the Bachelor and Benedict Club for 25 years. He received his master’s degree from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Cotton.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the church by the Rev. James Hall. Burial will be in Hampton University Cemetery.

Family and friends will assemble at 114 E. Pembroke Ave., Hampton, by 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel is in charge.

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