Billy Earl Cochran

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COCHRAN Oxford-A funeral service for Mr. Billy Earl Cochran, 88, of Oxford, will be on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:00am in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Cox officiating. The family will receive friends on the same day from 9:00am-11:00am. Burial will follow at Green Cemetery in Lincoln. Mr. Cochran went Home to be with Jesus peacefully surrounded by family on September 4, 2017. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Connie Messer (JD), Donnie McClendon (Frankie) and Billy Cochran (Jan); grandchildren, Matthew Beard, Kris Beard, Leandra Hackler (Ronnie), Ginger Saccal (Shayne), April Tucker (John), David Cochran, Zachary Cochran, Jennifer Lambert (Joey), Andrew Pisacrita (Heather); 20 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren, and a host of extended family members. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lois Abernathy Cochran; parents, William and Daisy Cochran; brother, Lewis Cochran and sisters, Catherine Milam, Mary McConathy, Willie Mae Cochran. Mr. Cochran was born in Calhoun County. He then moved to Alex City but came back to Calhoun County after the passing of his mother, Daisy. He began working at a young age at the Foundry but he was drafted into the US Army. He served 3 years in the Korean War and was a proud Veteran. After coming back to the states, he worked at Anniston Foundry until it closed and then went on to retire from Anniston Army Depot after 15 years of working. Mr. Cochran managed his family's gospel singing groups, The Cochran Family and Chosen Children, in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church but recently attended Cornerstone Worship Center until his health didn't allow him to go anymore. Mr. Cochran loved to hunt, fish, his old truck and spending time with his family. Mr. Cochran was an awesome man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. David Chalk, Southern Care Hospice, Mr. Dean Pearce, Mrs. Barbara Johnson, and Mrs. Marilyn Forbes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the youth group at Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Ohatchee, the youth group at Millican Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Sevierville, TN, or the building payoff fund at Cornerstone Worship Center in Anniston.
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50 Hamric Drive East
Oxford, AL 36203
(256) 831-4611
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 6, 2017
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