Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory

625 Gilbert Ferry Rd Se, Attalla, AL


Gary Hoyt Cothran

September 17, 1948August 12, 2019

Mr. Gary Hoyt Cothran passed away August 12, 2019.Mr. Cothran was a graduate of Etowah High School, Troy State University, and Lloyd Nolen School of Medical Technology. Gary worked at various locations as a Medical Technologist but spent the majority of his career with Riverview Regional Medical Center. He was the Administrative Lab Director for Riverview Regional Medical Center for a number of years and then worked as the Corporate Lab Manager for Health Management Associates (a hospital chain and former owner of Riverview Regional Medical Center).Gary was of the Christian faith and had been affiliated with both the Assembly of God and Church of God. Mr. Cothran was preceded in death by his parents Hoyt and Fannie Cothran. He leaves behind; Wife, Jo Cothran. Sister, Martha Brackett. Brother, Kenneth Cothran (Sherry). Nieces, Candace Cothran (Jennifer Scanlin), Rachel Hunter, and Rebecca Brackett. Nephews, Jeremy Cothran (Melissa) and Philip Haynes. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Morgan Funeral Chapel on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm prior to the service in the chapel. Rev. Earl Mitchell and Rev. Bobby Bryant officiating. Graveside service and interment to be held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Thursday morning at 9:00 A.M. Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory directing. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; Keith Elliott, Paul Gore, Huel Halliburton, Marcus Hatter, Robert Hatter, and Eddie Porter. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at stjude.org or by phone at (800) 805-5856.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service at Oak Hill Cemetery Thursday, August 15, 2019


Gary Hoyt Cothran

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Krain Cofield

August 14, 2019

Jo, I'm so sorry for your loss. It seems like I first met Gary when I was about 19 years old. He was a sweet man.
Krain Cofield

Sara Owens

August 14, 2019

So sorry Jo.