Memorial Services for Mr. Edd “Check” Cottle, Jr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Restoration Church of Americus with Pastor George Edge officiating.
At birth Mr. Cottle was named Edd Cottle Jr. His parents Edd Cottle and Ophelia Russell Cottle love him dearly as this baby was the last child born to them. His big sister was the protector who kept him out of troubles. The two would watch cowboys and Indians on TV early Saturday morning. His sister names him Billy the kid from the TV show. As time goes on his nieces and nephews will call him Uncle Billy.
While attending school in Sumter County, his name somehow stretched to Eddie Cottle Sr. He received a Graduation Equivalency Diploma from the state of Alabama. He worked toward a Photography Certificate from South Georgia Technical College. After school he entered the US Army, October 25, 1972. Later he received an Honorable Discharge after a tour in Germany. Somewhere along the paths of time his name became Check, and now to some Mr. Check. He worked many jobs in Georgia, Florida and Michigan.
All his memories have been entrusted to sisters: Eddye C Mitchell, Americus Georgia and Minnie Carolyn James, East Hartford Connecticut; nieces he loved as his own children: Sabrina Sharper, Ruecilla Sharper and Eden (Rory) Edge; nieces and nephews he loved and cherished; Sherrie James-Hawthorne, Langhorne Penn and Trevis James, East Hartford, Connecticut; nieces and nephews he grew up with; Ruthie Sharper, Americus, Georgia and Henry Gary, Tifton Georgia; An Aunt Tommie Linton, Jacksonville Georgia; step sisters: Lorene, Barbara, Katie and Gwen; several other great and great great nieces and nephews cousins, friends, traveling buddies and neighbors on Dudley Street.
You could see him at times riding in his little red sports car, but he loved to walk to the post office and down town. He was a regular customer of Salvation Army Store, where he spent hours there when his steps got a little short he still tried. Most times he would not accept a ride when offered. He would say, “I can make it” other times he would call and say “can you get me from the post office; I can’t make it back home”. On Sunday November 23, 2014 he put his cap on the hook, his jewelry in the case, dropped his wallet, change and cigarettes in the draw, shoes by the bed, opened the door, sat down and said good-by to the world, knowing that God always knows your name.
To our brother, Uncle, Nephew, Friend, GOOD NIGHT!