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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Cottrell worked to help others

Community mourns loss of man who dedicated his life for people


August 29, 2019

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Alfonzie Cottrell standing in his turnip patch in Century, Fla.

Alfonzie Cottrell spent most of his life helping others, especially the people of Century.. The 81-year old Century native died Monday, Aug. 26, leaving heavy hearts for those who knew him best.

"He was a very respectful and honorable person who helped a lot of people," said Sandra McMurray-Jackson. "He was a wonderful man."

Mrs. Jackson said Cottrell was famous for his turnip green patches he planted at various areas across Century and opened them up for anybody to pick when they were ready.

"He loved his church, his family and he loved Century," Mrs. Jackson said. "He will be missed."


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