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Whitebead Cemetery
Garvin County, Oklahoma

© Robert Lee Layton Jr

Emory Elija Cochan
Mary Eizabeth Cochan
James E. Cochran

Whitebead Cemetery
Garvin County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Sandi Carter

© Stufflebean~Coffey Funeral Home
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
October 13, 2005

James E. Cochran

James E. Cochran, of Pauls Valley was born May 10, 1918 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Emory Elijah and Mary Elizabeth Bridwell Cochran. James was the middle child of 15 children. He passed away October 13, 2005 at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 87 years.

Pauls Valley has been his home all of his life. He played on the 1935 Pauls Valley Panther football team who became both state and bi-state champions that year. He was married to Phyllis Jean Bishop in Wynnewood, Oklahoma on November 19, 1960. He was a rancher and farmer and served on the board of the Garvin County Savings and Loan. James was a member of the Oklahoma Cattleman's Association and the First United Methodist Church.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 6 brothers, Floyd Cochran, Joe Cochran, Ralph Cochran, Albert Cochran, Wilburn Cochran and Ray Cochran; 3 sisters, Berniece Bradley, Joy McGeehon and Bertha Mae Simmons as well as 4 infant siblings.

Surviving family include his wife of 45 years, Jean of the home; 2 daughters, Carolyn Williams and her husband John of Pauls Valley and Angie Stolper and her husband Jon of Tulsa; 5 grandsons, James, Jonathan and Jacob Williams, Nathan and Matthew Stolper, 1 brother, Woodrow D. Cochran of Peoria, Illinois; 3 sisters-in-law, Juanita Cochran, Cleta Cochran and Mana Cochran.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 17, 2005 at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church officiated by Dr. Robert J. Kanary and Jon Stolper.

Burial will be at Whitebead Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

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