James “Jim” R. Cothran, an adjunct professor in the College of Environment and Design and vice president of Robert and Co., died Jan. 29 after a battle with lung cancer. Cothran was a respected landscape architect, horticulturist and historic gardens preservationist.
He was serving on the dean’s advisory council at the College of Environment and Design and had just finished teaching his popular class in Southern garden history this past fall semester.
The funeral was held Feb. 2, and a memorial reception was held Feb. 3 at the Atlanta History Center. The family has requested that donations be made to the UGA Foundation: Founders Memorial Garden Endowment or to the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center. A “donate” button is located on the college’s website (www.ced.uga.edu).