Mr. Robert “Ray” Cochran, age 72, of Union, MS died on Wednesday, 12/2/2009 at Rush Hospital in Meridian, MS. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday 12/5/2009 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton, MS with Bro. Oliver Robins officiating. Burial will be in the Newton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Newton, MS.
Mr. Cochran was a Veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, the 82nd Airborne, Special Forces and MS Army National Guard. He was a member of the Union Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce E. Baucum Cochran, Union, MS; daughters: Celecia C. Covert (Russ), Brandon, MS, Melaine Browning (Danny), Rockwall, TX, and Tonya M. Culpepper (Murphy), Meridian, MS; a son, Cal Cochran, Meridian, MS; a brother, Rodney Cochran,(Gayla) Rainbow City, AL; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a 1st cousin, Carol Sue Gibbs, Newton, MS; and Step children:Debbie Terrell , Newton, MS, Linda Gibbs, Decatur, MS, Patricia Reeves, Hickory, MS, Charles Brown, Hickory, MS, Nancy Brown, Hickory, MS, and Danny Brown, Hickory, MS.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mamie Rae Cochran.
Visitation will be held on Friday 12/04/2009 from 5-8pm at the funeral home.