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JoAnn (Cotten) Thomas

January 10, 1934 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

JoAnn Thomas Obituary

JoAnn Cotten Thomas, age 89, of Sanford, NC, passed away Friday, October 13, 2023 at Westfield Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Harnett County, NC on January 10, 1934 to the late John Allen Cotton and Mary Edna Harrington Cotton.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons Richard Scott Thomas, Charles Michael Thomas and siblings Robert Cotton, Betty Cotten Hurley and Sammy Cotten.

JoAnn worked in customer service and shipping/receiving departments for Cornell Dubiler and Trion prior to her retirement.  She graduated from Deep River High School and was an active member at Jonesboro United Methodist Church before going back to her home church at Flat Springs Baptist Church.  She sang in the church choirs and enjoyed fellowship with her Sunday School Class and many other church activities.

She is survived by brothers Bill Cotten (Shirley), Steve Cotten (Emma); sister-in-law Irene Cotten; daughter-in-law Judy Thomas (Jimmie); granddaughters Audrey Jo Stone (Bill), Elizabeth Moore (Thomas); 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Flat Springs Baptist Church Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 3:00 PM with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

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Memorial Service
October 17, 2023

3:00 PM
Flat Springs Baptist Church
4148 Deep River Road
Sanford, NC 27330

Visitation Following Service

Flat Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
4148 Deep River Road
Sanford, NC 27330


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