Van Cleave Cotham
Funeral Date: 2/26/2013

Obituary:
Van Cleave Cotham age 72 of Moore’s Mill, AR died Wednesday February 20th at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He was born July 4th, 1940 in Monticello, AR a son of the late Leland Van Cotham and Geraldine Van Cleave Cotham. He was a retired Line Man with C&L Electric Company with 40 years of service and attended Calvary Presbyterian Church in Johnsville. He was president of Moore’s Mill Hunting Club where he was an avid deer hunter, turkey hunter and Van was at his best whenenjoying the company of his friends. Also preceding him in death were his brothers Price Cotham and Keith Cotham. He is survived by his wife whom he married March 3, 1961 Shirley Ann Wright Cotham, 2 daughters Terrie Cotham Springer and spouse Billy, Neosho, MO and Tammie Cotham Moore’s Mill, AR 4 grandchildren April Bagley and spouse John, El Dorado, AR; Chad Stanley and spouse Leslie, Russellville, AR; Vanna Moore, Neosho, MO And Jeremy Moore, Rye, AR 6 Great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. A memorial services were 7:30PM Tuesday, February 26th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Branden, Robert Brewington, Kenny Justice, Wendall Swinney and Phillip Jones

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Name: BRADLY COUNTY FARM BUREAU MIKE, TOMMY, REID, MICKEY, KAY & SHERRY
Message: OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: So sorry to hear about your loss. Shirley, Tammie and Terri, you will be in our prayers.

Name: SHERRY & STEVE RAND
Message: MISS SHIRLEY, TAMMY AND FAMILY,OUR LOVE & PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH OF YOU. TRUST IN THE LORD TO COMFORT YOU AT THIS TIME OF LOSS. VAN WILL BE MISSED.

Name: Donna Ashcraft
Message: Terri,Tammie and Shirley I was so saddened to hear of Vans passing. If ever a fair man ever walked this earth it was him. I have very fond memories and pray you all will find a peace among you. Its hard losing a parent. I miss my Mother so much but wouldn't have her back suffering as she did. May God bless each of you. He was a good man. I know he will be missed by many.

Name: Verna Whitfield
Message: Tammie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this time of sorrow.

Name: Madison, Logan and Johnny Huitt
Message: Van was a great man with a super personality. He will never be forgotten.

Name: James and Kathy Berry
Message: Shirley and Family Thoughts and prayers for you.

Name: Pat Richard
Message: Shirley, Tammie, Terrie and families Van was a joy to be around. He was one of Noel's best friends and they shared many laughs. My prayer is tht you will fine peace.

Name: Pat & Earline Morman
Message: So sorry to hear about Mr. Van. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time and know that God will comfort you.

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: So sorry to hear this. Your family is in our prayers.

Name: Ken & Lula Ellis
Message: Sorry for your loss, Van was a wonderful man who will be missed by all. Prayers for the family.

Name: PAM ALLEN
Message: I was so sorry to hear about Van Cleave. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Paula James Lewis
Message: Mrs Shirley,Tammie,&family my prayers and thoughts are with you .

Name: Fran&jimmy Reep
Message: So sorry for your loss shirley and girls. In our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Marie Robinson
Message: Tammie, Mrs. Shirley, and family. Our many thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marie & Raymond.

Name: RHONDA SIMMONS
Message: TAMMY AND FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONE. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU AT THIS TIME. YOU ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHT AND PRAYERS.

Name: Wilmot Green
Message: Shirley, Tammie, Terrie and families, so sorry to hear of Van's passing. He is in a better place now and in pain no more. I have many fond memories of my times with him over many years. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God keep you in his arms.

Name: beverly rice
Message: Mine and Donnie's thoughts and prayers are with you

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Our prayers are and will be with you. Remember the good times. Your father never met a stranger. South Arkansas will not be the same without him.

Name: Raymond Green
Message: So sorry to read about Van's death, sending my Sympathy for your loss. I worked for C & L several years, and worked with him. He was a cut-up, enjoyed our time together. Raymond & Juanita Green, Star City, AR

Name: Mike & Christi Pennington
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Name: Roger & Deanna Smith & Family
Message: We will continue to keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Van was a great man and loved to make ohers laugh, he will be reatly missed.

Name: Ernie and Earline Ferrell
Message: Please accept our sympathy during this time of great loss. May God's love sustain and comfort you with wonderful memories.

Name: Dennis & Sherry Hays
Message: We are sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Joann McGee
Message: Shirley and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Van. Darian, my son called and told me. May God bless and comfort you as only he can. I know him and Jim have a lot to talk about as they worked many long hard hours together at C&L. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Joann

Name: James Wright
Message: Oh at all of the memories that rush thru my mind. How they do bless. I am so sorry to hear about Van's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. He will surely be missed.

Name: Randy and Beth Peek
Message: He was a good friend to all, anyone who knew him loved him. My dad Ed Forrest considered him a friend and now they can enjoy visiting again! God bless you and n our prayers.

Name: Sandy Ballentine Gavin
Message: We are so sorry to hear you lost Mr. Van. He was such a good friend to my Dad & the Ballentine family.

Name: Monte Johnson
Message: Mr. Van you will be greatly missed. Miss Shirley I am so sorry for yours and your families loss.

Name: Phillip/Carroll Temple
Message: Shirley, Tammie & Terrie,Speaking on behalf of dad and myself, we wanted to say how much we thought of Mr. Van Cotham, he was truly a great friend and great person not only to me, but especially to dad. We will always remember Van and wish all the best for you during this difficult time.

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
Message: So sorry. Van was a great C & L man back when we were chicken farmers. Have a lot of fons memories.

Name: John & Paige (Hill) Stell
Message: To my family - You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for us as a family. VanCleave will always have a special place in my heart. I'm so thankful that he was a part of my life. Love, John, Paige, Jayson, Colt, Brayden, Brad, Jake, & Jared Stell

Name: Jimmy & Donna (VanCleave) Hill
Message: You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love, Jimmy & Donna

Name: Marnell VanCleave
Message: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Aunt Marnell

Name: Cindy Spencer
Message: My Blessing and Prayers go out to you during your time of sorrow. Van was a great man!

Name: Justin Ward
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man and I will never forget the way he treated me while at his house. I felt as if I were part of the family when I was with you guys. Heaven just gained a great man.

Name: Justin Ward
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man and I will never forget the way he treated me while at his house. I felt as if I were part of the family when I was with you guys. Heaven just gained a great man.