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Bettie Lee Cottle, 91, of Woodbine passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.

Born Oct. 31, 1925, in Wacahoota, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Lou Beville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Edgar Cottle Sr.; sons, David Edgar Cottle Jr. and Benjamin Thomas Cottle Sr.; and brother, Van Beville.

Mrs. Cottle had been a resident of Camden County for more than 70 years and was one of the original founding members of the Woodbine Old School. She attended Florida State College of Women in Tallahassee, Fla. She was presently the oldest member of the Old School Renovation Committee and was a teacher at Woodbine High School during the ’40s. She also taught at the Florida School for the Blind and Deaf, Hastings Elementary, Reynolds Street Elementary, in Brunswick, and Woodbine Elementary School. Along with being a charter member of the Old School Renovation Committee, she was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Eastern Star, United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Retired Teachers Association of Georgia, the Woodbine Woman’s Club and longtime active worker with the Woodbine Opry.

Survivors include three children, Jimmy Cottle (Diann) of St. Marys, Cheryl Anne Russell (Burwell, Jr.) of Waverly and Wilton Ray Cottle of Naknek, Alaska; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; niece, Peggy Lee Collins; nephew, Joey Beville; and her dearest friend, Libby Bass.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Woodbine with Father John Pearce officiating. Burial will follow at Colesburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.

The family requests contributions in memory of Mrs. Bettie Lee Cottle be made to the Old School Renovation Committee, P.O. Box 372, Woodbine, GA 31569.

Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

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