Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Alma Smith Cotton

Alma Smith Cotton, 93, formerly of Albemarle, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at home in Lexington.  Her funeral service will Wednesday at 11 AM in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Delane Burris officiating.  Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory.  The family will receive friends from 10 until 10:45 prior to the service.

Born January 12, 1926 in Davidson County, NC she was the daughter of the late Earl Smith and Erma Vestal Lanning Smith.  She was a longtime, active member of Fairview Baptist Church and supported Grace Baptist Church.  She worked as a bookkeeper with Standard Auto Parts.

She is survived by her daughters Dorothy Bolton and husband David of Albemarle and Mary Ann Cotton of Lexington, 2 grandchildren Teresa Neely and husband Dwayne and Jonathan Bolton and wife Jessica, 3 great-grandchildren Dylan and Katie Neely and Avery Bolton.

Memorials may be made to Davidson Hospice or to Grace Baptist Church.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care is entrusted with arrangements. 


  • Gary Dick Posted May 6, 2019 8:51 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mom, Prayers for peace and comfort in the coming days and weeks.

  • Melissa Colagrosso Posted May 7, 2019 6:49 pm

    Sending much love and strength to her family. Alma will indeed be missed by many.

  • Michael K.Stoker Posted May 8, 2019 8:36 am

    So sorry to hear about your mom Mary Ann. Prayers go out to you and your family.

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