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In memory of ‘Cotton’

The Halifax County High School softball program dedicated a sign in memory of former Dixie Softball coach and longtime softball supporter Wayne “Cotton” Lowery during Tuesday’s Senior Night celebration.

“We had a great Senior Night with our five seniors and their parents, and also in memory of Cotton,” said Comets Head Softball Coach Melanie Saunders.

“It’s another example of a life lesson and teaching the kids a little bit more than just winning or losing a ball game.”

The Lowery family, including former Comets and Averett University softball standout Amber Lowery, was on hand to accept the sign, which will be hung at the Mary Bethune Complex softball field.

“Amber played for us, and Cotton was a Dixie coach and coached over here,” said Saunders.

The family had approached her about doing a sign in honor of him, and Chip Johnson did the sign, according to Saunders.

Cotton Lowery had a positive impact on the softball program in the county as a whole, Saunders added.

“Amber was one of our ball players and coached for GW,” Saunders noted.

“We knew the impact he had on kids in the community.”