In Memory

George M. Cotton died at home in the loving embrace of his family, Monday, July 29th, 2019 in Baton Rouge, at the age of 72. Survived by his mother, Laura Lofton Cotton; his wife of 40 years, Kathleen Verret Bourke, their son, Erik Bourke Cotton, daughter-in-law Kristina Cotton; sister Beth Cotton Phillips, of Baton Rouge, and niece Laura Phillips, of Springfield;

He was predeceased by his father, George Sterling Cotton, best friend, Bob Dardenne, and niece Mimi Charleville Bourke. He was born August 1, 1946, in Baton Rouge, the son of George S. and Laura Cotton. He was a graduate of Baton Rouge High School, LSU School of Journalism and LSU Law School; and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a reporter for the Palm Beach Times, the Morning Advocate and State-Times, from 1969-83. He clerked at the Louisiana Supreme Court 1985-86. He was in private practice from 1986-2005, and following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he joined following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he joined the Office of Chief Counsel, FEMA, and served as FEMA's counsel until retirement in 2013.

By Year Deceased Alphabetically

Jodie Acosta (LeBlanc) (Deceased 2004)
Page Acree (Deceased 1966)
Sara Alexander (Deceased 2013)
Virginia Anderson (Deceased Year Unknown)
Leslie Andrews (Rivette) (Deceased 2017)  
Becky Baker (Mai) (Deceased 1991)
Marilyn Baker (Deceased 2014)  
Bubba Banta (Deceased Year Unknown)
Kay Barillier (Deceased Year Unknown)
Kathy Bery (Allelo) (Deceased 2016)  
Richard Boe (Deceased 2011)
Darlene Borders (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Betta Bowman (Deceased 2016)  
Terry Lee Bozeman (Deceased 2009)
Douglas Broussard (Deceased 2010)
Brian Bruce (Deceased 2010)
Claude Button (Deceased 1989)
Al Cangelosi (Deceased Year Unknown)
Carol Caracci (Abadie) (Deceased 2011)
Joyce Carter (Woodruff) (Deceased 2011)
Sue Chaney (Merrill) (Deceased 2016)
Reynolds"Rin" Collins (Deceased 1992)
George Cotton (Deceased 2019)
Jerry Craft (Deceased 2008)
Dennis Davis (Deceased 2001)
Doretha Davis (Deceased Year Unknown)
Donald H. Dawson (Deceased 2003)
Joseph DeJohn (Deceased 2016)  
Arlette Dover (Graham) (Deceased 1993)
Gwen Dressel (Deceased 2003)
JoAnn Edwards (Deceased 2016)  
Barton Farthing (Deceased Year Unknown)
Sharyn Ford (Bateman) (Deceased 2000)
Jimmy Gilbert (Deceased Year Unknown)
Sandra Gillespie (Deceased Year Unknown)
Judith Glass (Deceased Year Unknown)
Ted Glusman (Deceased 1996)  
Jowena"Mickey" Grashot (Johnson) (Deceased 2004)
Joyce Gravois (Phillips) (Deceased 2002)
Cyril Ann Heroman (Deceased 2006)  
William C. (Billy) Hinds (Deceased 2008)
Ann Isaac (Deceased Year Unknown)
Gene Johnson (Deceased 2013)
Larry Konikoff (Deceased 2014)  
Tim Lauer (Deceased 2014)  
Sharon LeDuff (Deceased Year Unknown)
Tommy Lindsey (Deceased Year Unknown)
Donald Loup (Deceased 1997)
Diane Lucassen (Deceased Year Unknown)
Don C. Lynch (Deceased 2001)
Ina Mahoney (Deceased 1999)
Billy Maruschak (Deceased 2002)
Price Mason (Deceased 2010)
Richard (Dickie) McCandless (Deceased 2012)
John McConnell (Deceased 2016)  
Sharon McCrory (Balser) (Deceased 2015)  
Kaye McCullough (Ory) (Deceased 1990)
Elmo McMorris (Deceased 2013)
Jackie Mullins (Harrell) (Deceased 2005)
Bill Nestler (Deceased 2015)  
Frances Noland (Laviolette) (Deceased 1993)
Charles Palmer (Deceased Year Unknown)
Spike Pierce (Deceased 2007)  
Robert Reed (Deceased 2001)
Mike Rhorer (Deceased 2013)
Melva Ritter (Temple) (Deceased 2018)  
Jack Shelton, Jr (Deceased 2014)
Glenna Shepherd (Deceased Year Unknown)
David Shinder (Deceased Year Unknown)
Mary Singer (Phillips) (Deceased Year Unknown)
Elroy Smith (Deceased 2008)
Sandra Smith (Longmire) (Deceased 2008)
Patricia Spencer (Deceased 1989)
Jack Spring (Deceased Year Unknown)
Vernon Stacey (Deceased 1991)
Rebecca Stephanson (Boudreaux) (Deceased 2017)
Bill Strader (Deceased 2010)
Joyce Thompson (Lamothe) (Deceased 2013)
Royce Thompson (Deceased 2017)  
Joy Turner (Day) (Deceased Year Unknown)
Wendy Waldrop (Deceased Year Unknown)
Suzanne Weber (Tulier) (Deceased 2019)

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