Irene Saylor Cottrell

Published 1:08 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Irene Saylor Cottrell, age 95, passed away peacefully at her home in Harrogate, Tennessee on Dec. 6, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Wilburn E. Cottrell. Irene was the third of five daughters of John Floyd and Ola Dean Saylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Clyde Gilpin, and Lila and Neal Brooks, sister Florine Cox, brother-in-law, James Bolinger, nephew Mike Brooks and niece Tonja Gilpin.

She is survived by her children, Kirby (Ellen) Cottrell and Debra (Louis) Viol, grandchildren Joe Cottrell, Audra Cottrell and Elizabeth Viol; and, great-grandchildren Oliver, Jordan and Isabella; and step grandchildren Leah Bahl and Jeni (Ryan) Noble, great-grandchildren Tucker, Reagan and Kevin. She is also survived by her sister Joy Bolinger and many nieces and nephews.

Irene was a long time member of Old Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Middlesboro and the Order of the Eastern Star, Shawanee, Tennessee Chapter.

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The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 11 a.m. to noon at Coffey Funeral Home in Harrogate, Tennessee followed by a procession to the graveside service to be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Shoffner Cemetery on Indian Creek Road in Harrogate. Pastor Jeff Greene of Old Yellow Creek Baptist Church will be officiating.

Pallbearers will by Kirby Cottrell, Joe Cottrell, Louis Viol, David Sparks, Todd Bolinger and Troy Poore.

Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.