Cottrell worked to help others
Community mourns loss of man who dedicated his life for people
August 29, 2019
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."