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Alfred Don Cochran, 84, of the New Town community, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Gordon Hospital. He was born in Bartow County on December 1, 1933, son of the late Jake and Colene Cochran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marcella Brannon Cochran; a brother, Harold Cochran; and sisters, Dot Greene and Louise Willis.
Don was a veteran, serving his country in the US Army. Before retirement, he was employed with Thomson-Weiman Mining. He was a member of New Town Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kate Cochran, Chris and Carol Cochran, and Eric and Tracy Cochran; his daughter, Janet Cochran Silvers; a brother and sister-in-law, Jake and Joan Cochran, Jr. of Cartersville; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Gary Howren of Cassville; grandchildren, Tad (Nichole) Cochran, Tyler (Anna) Cochran, Nick Cochran, Neal (Cassi) Cochran, Timothy Cooper, Derek (Cassie) Cooper, Thomas Gray, Amy (Richard) Holland, Cassie Cochran, and Leah Goforth; several great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Max Brannon; sister-in-law, Ella Ivester; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services to honor the life of Alfred Don Cochran will be held Sunday, August 26th at 3:00 PM from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Walter Hare and Rev Eddie Brannon officiating. Music will be arranged by Jeff Rogers. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Haven of Rest Memorial Park, with Rev. Luke Morgan officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary escorts are granddaughters, Cassie Cochran, Amy Holland, and Leah Cochran; Honorary pallbearers are Sam Harwell, Greg Andrews, Hugh Dell West, Wayne Smith, Larry Bunch, R.L. Calloway, and Jessie Smith.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, from 1:00 PM until the service hour of 3:00 PM.
The Cochran family would like to thank all the staff of Homespun Hospice for their compassion and care of Don during his illness.
The family requests flowers be omitted, and memorial donations be made to New Town Baptist Church in Don's honor.
Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements for Alfred Don Cochran are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.