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Carolyn Andrew Cotner

January 4, 1940 — March 31, 2023


Carolyn Louise Andrew Cotner, 83, of Siler City, passed away Friday, March 31, 2023.

Mrs. Cotner was born in Chatham County on January 4, 1940, daughter of AJ and Ruby Willette Andrew. She was a member of Rocky River Friends. She worked for several years at Sears in the credit department, she went on to work for many more years as an insurance clerk at a local doctor’s office. Couponing and selling the produce that her husband grew were her favorite hobbies. She loved her family dearly but especially her great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by her son James Owen “Jimmy” Cotner.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Thomas Cotner; daughter, Debbie Chriscoe and husband, James of Siler City; grandchildren, Riley Culberson and wife, Candace of Siler City, Ricky Culberson and wife Rebecca of Goldston, and Janice Chriscoe of Siler City; great grandchildren, Haley, Owen, and Lane Culberson; sisters, Kay Ellison and husband, Jim of Asheboro, and Ruth Underwood of Burlington; sister-in-law, Mary Alice Cox of Siler City.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 12:00PM at Rocky River Friends Cemetery, with David Hobson officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Cotner family.

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