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Peggy Joyce Lashley Cotton

December 11, 1940 ~ April 25, 2017 (age 76)

Peggy Joyce Lashley Cotton, age 76, of Locust Grove passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  She lived in Locust Grove for over 35 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Locust Grove.  Peggy was a wonderful cook and retired after 25 years of cooking for Dowling Textiles in McDonough.  She was also a beloved foster mother with Fulton County DFACS for over 30 years. She was a wonderful woman who never met a stranger she wouldn’t cook for and made everyone she knew, part of her family.

She was preceded in death by husbands, James Ray Cotton, Charles Lashley and Jerry Gresham; son, David Lashley; brother, Sonny Johnson; and grandsons, Marty Hicks and Nathan Cotton.

She is survived by her seven children:  Jim Cotton and his wife, Barbara; Michael Cotton and his wife, Maria; Sanda Adams and her husband, Jeff; Robin Hicks and her husband, Jerry; Denise Schmidt and her husband, Jason; Autumn Shepard and her husband, Edward; and Lynn Jarrell and her husband, Chuck; siblings, Linda Johnson, April Kelly, Terry Johnson and David Johnson; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and 46 beloved foster children.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Fairburn, GA.  Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the graveside service.

 Service Information

April 28, 2017

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Holly Hill Funeral Home
431 SW Broad St.
Fairburn, GA 30213

Graveside Service
April 28, 2017

1:00 PM
Holly Hill Memorial Park
359 SW Broad Street
Fairburn, GA 30213

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