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Steve Cottrell, 76, of Hayesville passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 in a Gainesville, Georgia hospital. He was a native of Henderson, North Carolina and went on to receive his master’s degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Steve coached college basketball at Old Dominion, Washington State University, and Southern Methodist University, ending his college coaching career at Western Carolina University. He then moved to Hayesville, where he worked as coach, athletic director, and assistant principal for Hayesville High School.


He was the son of the late Joel Stephen Cottrell Sr. and Oretha Louise Avery Cottrell.


Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Kathy Cottrell; a daughter, Laura Cottrell of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two sons, Todd Cottrell and wife, Kim of Flowery Branch, Georgia and Michael Cottrell and wife, Jenny of Hayesville; and five grandchildren, Rachel Cottrell, Zach Cottrell, Drew Cottrell, Josh Cottrell, and Adam Cottrell.


A private family celebration will be held.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Steve Cottrell to the Hayesville High School “Do It Right Scholarship Fund”, 205 Yellow Jacket Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904.


Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

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