The Newnan Times-Herald


​ Mary Eleanor Cochran

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Mar. 13, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Mary Eleanor Brown Cochran, 84, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Insignia of Newnan surrounded by her family.

She was a dedicated member of Sargent Baptist Church where she played the piano for 50 years. She loved teaching Sunday School and working with the children’s choir.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Fred Cochran. She was also preceded in death by her parents, George Oliver Brown & Lillie Kerlin Brown; brothers, George (Isabelle) Brown, James Memory (Vi) Brown, Carl Brown, Euel (Mildred) Brown, Stanley Brown, Howard “Bud” Brown, Joseph “Bill” Brown, Leroy (Nancy) Brown; sisters, Opal (Robert) Baggett, Kathleen (Jack) Hunter, Bernice (Frank) Williamson; and son-in-law, Charles Story.
Surviving sisters-in-law are Wilma Brown, JoAnne Brown and Sandra Brown. She is also survived by her children, Jerry (Dianne) Cochran, Sherry Story; grandchildren, Julie (Mark) Jersey, Melanie Hathcock & fiancée Melissa Warr, Candace (Tony) Newborn, Dianne Lewis, Gloria (Jeff) Braswell; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Katelyn Jersey, Garrett and Lauren Hathcock, Taylor, Cru, Arianna and Lillie Newborn, Katie Lewis, Lauren Lewis and fiancée Chris Fain, TJ and Ethan Cohen Braswell, Macie, Rylie, Caden, Tyler Warr; great-great-grandson, Alex Fain; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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The funeral is Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Self officiating. The family will greet friends beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday at McKoon Funeral Home. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sargent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 189, Sargent, GA 30275.

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580