Mr. Melvin Cottle

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Funeral services for Mr. Melvin Cottle, of Jefferson Street Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Rev. William Laster officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens. 

Mr. Melvin Cottle was born on November 23, 1948 in Schley County, Georgia to the late Merol Merritt and the late John Myrick. Melvin was educated in the Sumter County public school system. He was employed by Paul Preskitt Contractors, Cash–n-Carry Wholesale Company, and later was self-employed as a painter. Melvin passed away at his home in Americus, GA on Tuesday, January 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris C. King,

He leaves to cherish his memories one daughter: Merol Cottle, three brothers: Ollie Robert Cottle, Brooklyn, NY, Horace Cottle, Leslie, GA and Kenneth Myrick Atlanta, GA a devoted niece, Elmira King, Tucker, GA, a devoted nephew Cassius L. King, Americus, GA, a devoted friend: Mr. Paul Preskitt, and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends also survive.

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Catherine "Cathy" Foster United States
1/27/2016 9:45:58 AM #

I love you and I thank you for being the best GRANDFATHER a girl could ever have


Tracy Ellis United States
1/27/2016 10:47:23 AM #

Melvin was a good person to know and be raised by. He would give you the shirt off of his back, with no expectation. I loved my Mel-Vu'. He will be missed deeply.

Your step-daughter
Tracy Foster-Ellis


Paula Preskitt Hanks United States
1/28/2016 9:39:58 PM #

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Melvin.  Melvin was a part of the Preskitt family for many years, having worked with my father, Paul Preskitt, in the masonry/construction business beginning in 1971 and then at Cash-n-Carry.  I know he will be truly missed by his family and friends.

With My Sincerest Sympathy,


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