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Notable Births & Deaths for Cotton Port ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Cotton Port. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong
  • David Glenn Douglas
    • Professional football. He was born in Spring City (TN) on March 20, 1963 (a Wednesday) and died in Maryville (TN) on February 27, 2016 (a Saturday) at the age of 52. The body was cremated.
    • Spring City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Cotton Port.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<1>
  • James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (TN) on December 10, 1889 (a Tueday) and died in Chattanooga (TN) on February 14, 1967 (a Tueday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
    • Cleveland is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Cotton Port.
    • Chattanooga is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest of Cotton Port.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston<1>
  • Ralph Emerson McGill
    • Social activist. He was born in Soddy (TN) on February 5, 1898 (a Saturday) and died in Atlanta (GA) on February 3, 1969 (a Monday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
    • Soddy is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Cotton Port.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill<1>

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<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:


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