Verona, NC – Henry V. “CottonPicker” Ottaway, 84, died Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Crystal Coast Hospice in Newport. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 1:00pm at Verona Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Powell officiating. Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park.
Mr. Ottaway served as a deacon, taught Sunday School and was a trustee of Verona Baptist Church and was a charter member of the Verona Volunteer Fire Department.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Van & Indie Leary Ottaway; brothers, Carlton, Elwood, Donald and Alton Ottaway and his sisters, Alease Ottaway, Reba Rochelle and Vistula Leary.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ottaway of the home; son, Timothy Ottaway of Richlands; granddaughter, Jordan Jones and a great-granddaughter, Finley Jones; brothers, Darl Ottaway, Edsel Ottaway and O.V. Ottaway all of Verona and his sister, Madeline Turner of Jacksonville.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.