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Hallsville fights cancer, memorializes Greg cotton

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Several hundred people from across Mid-Missouri packed into Hallsville High School’s west gym to pay homage to a lifelong supporter of the district.

Greg Cotton, who passed away June 22, 2017 at the age of 53, after a four-year battle with prostate cancer,

Jordan Carmack holds his son Lincoln as they listen to speakers honoring the late Greg Cotton during Hallsville High Schools second annual “Hooping for a Cure” night.

Jordan Carmack holds his son Lincoln as they listen to speakers honoring the late Greg Cotton during Hallsville High Schools second annual “Hooping for a Cure” night.

was an eight-year member of the Hallsville R-IV School Board and a life-long participant and supporter of the district’s sports programs.

A 1982 graduate of Hallsville High School, Cotton’s memory was honored and enshrined in the west gym that night with the introduction of the high school’s new scoreboard.

The scoreboard, a serious upgrade from what most schools HHS’ size have, is emblazoned across the bottom with “In Memory of Greg Cotton.” It was funded through donations raised by Cotton’s family, friends and community members.

The scoreboard and Cotton were recognized between the boys and girls games with speeches by R-IV School Board President Jon Bequette and Jill Pratte, Cotton’s sister.

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