Milford Silas Jackson Cotten

September 8, 1932 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 88)


Milford Silas Jackson Cotten, 88 of Grayson went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Milford was born September 8, 1932 in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late Eales and Erie Adams Cotten. He was retired from construction, attended Kiser Branch Old Regular Baptist and was one of the original founders of Old Time Machinery and Antiques Association. He was known around the tristate area for his hand made car from wood, “High Cotten” which showed his excellence in working with wood. Milford was preceded by the love of his life, Edna Alberta Steele Cotten in 2006; brothers, Billy Cotten and Frank Cotten; sisters, Tamery Cotten and Elizabeth Wilson. His survivors include, two sons, Jackie Cotten and Gary Cotten both of Grayson; two daughters, Ann Cotten and Milberta (David) Cotten both of Grayson; two sisters, Ellen Steele of Grayson and Marge Gose of Grove City, OH; three brothers John Cotten of Sebring FL, Larry Cotten of Russell,KY and Kenneth Cotten of Grayson; two grandchildren, Sommer Cotten and Bradley (Tyler) Cotten; two great-grandsons, Jackson and Harrison Cotten.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home with George Steele, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call Monday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday. To leave a condolence, memory or to watch the live cast of funeral, please visit

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February 22, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
325 Malone Lane
Grayson, KY 41143

February 23, 2021

11:00 AM to TBD
Malone Funeral Home
325 Malone Lane
Grayson, KY 41143

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Grayson, KY

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