June 5, 1956 - Nov. 10, 2013
DOWAGIAC - Shummy Allen Cochran, age 57, of Dowagiac, formerly of Niles, died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at his home unexpectedly but of natural causes. He was born June 5, 1956, in Niles, to Robert Allen and Dorothy "Dutch" (Schanbacher) Cochran. Shummy was a 1974 graduate of Niles High School. He was the former owner of A & J Tool Rental in Niles and owner of The Inn-Between, between Cassopolis and Dowagiac. He was also a former member of the Niles and Dowagiac Elks and Eagles Clubs. Shummy is survived by his daughter, Cristy McNeary of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and sister, Randy Asmus of Niles. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Debi Simpson. There will be a Memorial Luncheon at 12 noon at the Dowagiac Elks Lodge
#889 on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Contributions in memory of Shummy may be made to the ALS Association or the
's - Niles-Buchanan
, Cubbies for a Cure Team. www.halbritterfunerals.com
The Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, is assisting with arrangements.