Source: Lafayette Journal-Courier Fri 22 May 1987 p 20
Newtown – James Robert Cotton, 65, formerly of Newtown died at 3:30 Wednesday in VA Hospital, Danville, Ill. He had been in ill health and had resided at the VA Hospital the past several years. Mr. Cotton was a hyster driver for National Homes Corp in Lafayette for 22 years. Born in Covington, March 27, 1922 he formerly lived there and in Newtown before moving to Danville 10 years ago. He attended school in Covington. A WWII veteran, he served in the Army. He was a member of the Baptist Church at VA Hospital, Danville; Moose Lodge, Attica; Eagles Lodge in Attica; and a life member of the American Legion in Attica and VFW in Covington,. His marriage was in 1947 in Covington to Doris Painter. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) Mortimore of Cody, Wyo; Mrs. Wayne (Donna) Christenberry of Attica and Mrs. Richard Kathy) Kelley of Veedersburg. Also two sisters, Mrs. Bob (Sara Jane) Curtis of Yorktown, Il Mrs. Larry (Patricia) Fletcher of Belajo, Calif; and two brothers, John Cotton of Covington and Bill Cotton of Washington.