The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


April 26, 2014

Frances Cottles

— The funeral for Frances Dollar Cottles, 77, of Athens will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, at McConnell Funeral Home with Allen Ames officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cottles passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at home.

Frances Cottles was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Athens to Willie Joines and Alma Luree Sims Joines. She was a retired waitress, and a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Mrs. Cottles was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Elston Dollar; son, Elston Wayne Dollar; daughter, Angie Dollar; sisters, Myrtle Coffman and Willie Mae Brooks.

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Lonnie Ray Cottles of Athens; daughters, Kay Dollar Biggs and husband Joe of Athens, and Pat Dollar Davis and husband Hallie of Lester; stepsons, Stanley Cottles of Jasper, Doyle Cottles and wife Debbie of Athens, and Dennis Cottles and wife Janet of Madison; sisters, Betty Joines, Nancy Rusk and Mary Skalski of Athens; grandchildren, Angela, Brandon, Chad, Daniel and wife Tara, Elana Biggs, Bradley and wife Anesia Dollar, and Christopher Aday; step-grandchildren, Debbie, James Davis, Amanda, Adam, Jasmine, Elizabeth, Jodie, Brian, Brandon Cottles, Brittany Morris; great-grandchildren, Desmond, Jaydan, Madison, Lisa, and Jaxon Biggs, Katelin, Brodie, and Alex Dollar, Christopher Aday II, and Hayden Aday.

Pallbearers will be Brandon, Daniel, Desmond Biggs, Bradley Dollar, Christopher Aday and James Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Chad Biggs, Adam, Brian, Brandon Cottles.

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