LINGLEVILLE – A graveside service for Joyce Cotten, 90, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Bluff Dale with Brother Gerald Freeman officiating. 

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Joyce was born in Dallas to the late Walter and Ila Mae Allen Villines.  She married Albert D. Cotten on April 22, 1974 in Texarkana, Arkansas.  A.D. preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2010.  Joyce was a member of the Taylor’s Chapel Congregational Methodist Church in Comanche where she served as the music director for many years.  Joyce also spent many years assisting her husband with his septic tank service.  She lived most of her life in Erath County.  Joyce was a devoted housewife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Joyce is survived by her daughter, Jana McCollum of Stephenville; daughter-in-law, Julie Davis of Arlington; grandson, Trac and wife Lynn McCollum of Crowley; and their children, Kyle, Baylee, Cole, Troy, Gracie, and Wyatt; and grandson, David Davis of Granbury and his children, Shannon, Preston, and Kailey.  Joyce’s other children include Edward and wife Pam Cotten of Stephenville, Sylvana and husband Danny Johnson of Hico, Albert J. and wife Sandy Cotten of Odessa, and Beverly and husband Gary Morrison of Stephenville, and several cousins, and other extended family members.

Besides her parents and husband, Joyce was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Davis; sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and R. V. ‘Pete’ Stanford; and a son-in-law, Ben Martin McCollum.

The Cotten family wishes expression of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Erath County Humane Society.

The Cotten family would like to thank CCS Hospice for the care of their loved one, along with the doctors and nurses at Comanche County Medical Center, and the Staff at Mulberry Manor Nursing Home for the continued care of Joyce.

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