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Edward (Cotton) Burton, 82, Columbia, KY (1938-2021)

Edward "Cotton" Burton, 82, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30pmET on Monday, March 1, 2021, at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, 302 E Main Cross St., Edinburgh, IN, with burial to follow in Resthaven Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Monday, March 1, 2021, from 12:30pmET until 2:30pmET at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home.

Born May 14, 1938, in Columbia, KY he is the son of the late John and Dorinda Bryant Burton.

Mr. Burton was retired from Arvin Industries in Franklin, IN.

Survivors include five children Carolyn Burton of Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth Harmon (Mike) of Edinburgh, IN, David Burton of Columbia, KY, Amanda Gaskins (Jim) of Nashville, IN and Victoria Hebert (Terry) of Indianapolis, IN; the mother of his children, Doris Sneed Smith of Edinburgh, IN; two siblings Reba Tankersley of Edinburgh, IN and Coy Burton (Carolyn) of Columbia, KY and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences at

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Edward (Cotton) Burton, 82, Columbia, KY (1938-2021)

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