Bertha G. Cottrell

November 9, 2016


Bertha G. Cottrell, 89, of Frankfort, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in her home.  She was born on April 6, 1927 in Tasewell, TN to John and Julia (Massengill) Ayers.  She attended school in Ewing, VA.  She married John Cottrell in 1949 in Middlesboro, KY and he preceded her in death on March 13, 1986.  She was a press operator at Harmeson Manufacturing and donated her time to the Salvation Army.  She has been a member of Victory Chapel since she moved to Frankfort in 1966.  She enjoyed reading her Bible and loved her family and church.

Memorial donations may be made in Bertha’s honor to the Victory Chapel with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort.  Friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2016 at the funeral home.  Pastor James Barnard will officiate.  Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

Survivors include her Son:  James D. Cottrell (Companion:  Wanda Melton) of Frankfort;  Sister:  Lorraine Faulkner of Corbin, KY;  Brother:  Harley Ayers of Ewing, VA;  7 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, and 10 Great Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by husband, Son:  Roy E. Cottrell, Daughter-in-law:  Christie Cottrell, 7 Brothers, and 3 Sisters.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Bertha G. Cottrell”

  1. Linda Seibert November 10, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Cottrell Family. Bertha worked for us in our restaurant. God gained a great lady. I was just thinking about her the other day. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless all.

  2. jimmy dean November 10, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    A great woman, who was a blessing to everyone she knew. A terrible loss to us all and heavens great gain

  3. Jose Castillo Jr November 10, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    My sincere condolences to my wife’s family, for the short time I have knew you, you loved me like you had known me forever. God has you now and one day we will see each other again.

  4. Linda Frye November 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jimmy. Your mother was a great woman.

  5. Stacy Sweatt November 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    So Sorry For Your Loss Sending Prayers To The Family.

  6. Susan Payne November 10, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    My family and Bertha have friends all my life. I worked with her @ Wendy’s and she worked with my mom Peggy @ harmensons. She was an amazing sweet woman. Your family is in my heart and prayers. I can’t make because of work but will be thinking of you.

  7. Michell Davis November 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Wow, so hard to read this. I remember many, many Sundays that she would pick us up for Sunday school. She is the one who taught me about God. I know she will be missed by many. But for those of us who had the privilege to know her knows she is truly in heaven and extremely happy right now.

    God Bless you Aunt Bertha

  8. andrea west November 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Love you Aunt Berthie , you have been in my life since my memories began , you will be forever in my heart .

  9. Linda Gibson Benge November 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I remember her always as smiling, loving our Lord, and helping others. What a life! Praising God that someday I will see her again. Praying for comfort for family.

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