OBITUARY

James Cotton B. Parten

October 15, 1923January 17, 2013

James B. “Cotton” Parten, of Atlanta, GA, was called home on January 17, 2013. Cotton was a long time Atlanta resident who retired from a long career in the insurance business where he worked for several large carriers before presiding over his own agency. Cotton and Betty, his wife of 67 years, moved to Atlanta after WWII. Cotton served in the 8th Air Force 351st Bomb group, flew 26 missions and was awarded the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart and the Air Force Cross. He had many interests, was active in Kiwanis, numerous insurance industry organizations, the Land O’ Lakes Home Owners Association and was a founding member of the Cherokee Town and Country Club. Cotton is survived by his wife, Betty Parten; son, Jay Parten and his wife Robin; Aunt, Sarah Lucas and cousin, Edyth Anderson. A memorial service will be held at Roswell Funeral Home on January 21 at 11:00 am with burial following at Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Cotton’s name to the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (www.prumc.org).

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, January 21, 2013
  • Burial Monday, January 21, 2013
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James Cotton B. Parten

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EG

January 21, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

S.Griggs

January 21, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

EG

January 21, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

P Sharpe ( Isaiah 12:2 )

January 21, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

January 21, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Parten family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

Christy Yakovlev

January 20, 2013

Praying for you all and remembering the lovely Thanksgiving meal in 2009 when we met Cotton. He kept us all laughing and we were delighted to have known him, even so briefly. Much love!

FROM THE FAMILY