Thurlo "Cotton" Wayne Halford Sr.

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Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
510 E. College Ave.
Batesville, AR  72501
Saturday, June 12, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Funeral Service
Roller Crouch Chapel
510 E. College Ave.
Batesville, AR  72501
Saturday, June 12, 2021
2:00pm
Cemetery
Kyler Cemetery
Kyler Road
Batesville, AR  72501
Memorial Contributions
Independence/Jackson County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship Fund
PO Box 2872
Batesville, AR  72503


St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN  38105


JDRF (Diabetes Research)
Thurlo "Cotton" Wayne Halford Sr.I am a Veteran.

of Batesville, AR

June 15, 1938 - June 8, 2021

Thurlo Wayne ''Cotton'' Halford Sr., 82, of Batesville passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021. He was at home, surrounded by family.

He was born June 15, 1938 in Gamaliel, Arkansas to William Sirrel Halford and Dollie Ann (Hathcock) Halford. Cotton attended grade school at Mt. Pleasant (Hog Danger) and high school at Bakersfield, Missouri.

Cotton was honorably discharged from the army in 1964 and he returned to being a toolmaker for Boeing in Wichita, Kansas. He had been a machinist for over 50 years. In 1993, he founded TWH Enterprises " an Aerospace Manufacturing Facility/Job Shop. Cotton was a Polled Hereford cattle rancher. He loved showing horses and was an auctioneer for many years. He was a Mason and a member of the Cave City Masonic Lodge. Cotton was always the life of the party and enjoyed family gatherings. He was so proud of his loving family and enjoyed going to his grandkids sporting events.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nancy (Anika) Halford; one daughter, Vonda Miley (Michael) of Southside; three sons, T.W. Halford (Kristin), Justin Halford (Ruth), and Lance Halford (Ramona), all of Southside; one sister, Louise Tilson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Blaine French, Hannah Crowl, Brooke Halford, Devan Halford, Denisse Halford, Juliet Halford, Victoria Halford, Austin Halford, and Jeron Brewer; one great-grandchild, Sophie Grace Miley as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers are Blaine French, Trenton Tosh, Jared Tucker, Devan Halford, Greg Tilson, P. J. Hudson, Genaro Suarez, and Michael Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Miley, Keith Mize, James Roach, Jeron Brewer, Gary Don Tilson, Randall Mitchell, and Billy Cummings.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00pm at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville with Billy Sutton officiating. Burial will follow at Kyler Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:00pm until 2:00pm prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Independence/Jackson County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 2872 Batesville, AR, 72503 or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or to JDRF (Diabetes Research), www.jdrf.org

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Jeremy Page & Page Family
Floral, AR
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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Our condolences for your family. Cotton certainly made a positive impact on our community and undoubtedly enjoyed his time with others.

Chad Mullins
Newport, AR
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family.

Clyde Bullard and Griffin Wood
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sorry to heard about the loss of our good friend.

Gail Davis
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Bill and I are so very sorry. Cotton was a wonderful man - friendly to all. His loving wife and family are the best! He will be missed. Our extreme sympathies

Amber(Cozort)Redburn for Mrs. Ivene(Brickey)Cozort
West Plains, MO
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Friday, June 11, 2021

Mrs. Nancy Halford and Families,

My Mother, Ivene(Brickey)Cozort wanted me to extend her deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Thurlo. She went to school with him and knew him very well. She will be praying for your family and may God comfort, encourage, strengthen, and give all of you peace. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,
Ivene(Brickey)Cozort

Scott Wood
Batesville, AR
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Cotton was one of the best! I am proud to have called him my friend. He will be missed.

Nancy Leonard -Hobbs
Batesville, AR
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Nancy and family. So sorry to hear of Cotton’s passing … May The Heavenly Father wrap his loving arms around you and your family giving you comfort and peace. May you cherish all the wonderful memories you have. God Bless !

Cindy Nelson
Batesville, AR
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Bill and I are so very sorry for your loss.

Kerrie Rhew Cain
Bradford, AR
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

So sorry to hear, always think a lot about our horseshow years form way back, he was always so nice and kind to everyone. Prayers for all the family.

Todd, Resa & Stephanie Bolin
Batesville, AR
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers for the Halford family is being lifted up for God to give you comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

Beverly Meinzer
Mt. Pleasant, AR
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Brooke--
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your grandfather. I know you will miss him terribly. Prayers for comfort for you and your family in the coming days and weeks.

Mrs. Meinzer

Ginger Bachman
Cabot, AR
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Prayers for the family. I was heartbroken when I heard the news. Cotton was full of life and always the life of the party. I have so many wonderful memories of Cotton. God bless all of you.

Janice fuller
Batesville, AR
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

So sorry for the loss what a great man he loved his family and was always the life of the party prayers for yall all love janice fuller