OBITUARY

Margaret Anne Cochran

November 20, 1939September 15, 2021

DONVEN C. COCHRAN AND MARGARET A. COCHRAN Donven C. Cochran and his wife, Margaret A. Cochran passed away September 19 and September 15, 2021 following a brief battle with COVID. Donven was born in Slab Fork to Ray and Vernie Cochran. Margaret was born in Slab Fork to Willie Basil and Garnet Martin. He met his one true love at the movies in Slab Fork. They were married for 64 years. They had four children, Diane Jackson and husband, George, Donven “Donnie” Cochran II, Melissa Perkins and husband, Ron, and Ronnie Cochran; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Donven is survived by his brother, Chester and wife, Glenda and sister, Louise Harris and Margaret is survived by four sisters, Marie Tedder, Willa Dean Baker and husband, Bob, Bootie Kennedy, Nancy Ray and husband, Mike; and a brother Bill Martin and wife, Vicki. Their son, Donnie passed away shortly after them, from a long illness. They were preceded in death by their parents, 2 grandsons, and a great-granddaughter. Donven worked most of his life for Slab Fork Coal Company. He did construction work, and one of his first jobs was a janitor in Maries Dress Shop. He was a Baptist Minister, pastoring at Steven’s Baptist Church until his health declined. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, and gardening. Don was a wonderful Dad, he loved the Lord and was a great teacher Margaret was a homemaker, a wonderful cook, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She also worked at Heck’s Dept Store as a cashier and was a salad prep at Country Kitchen. She loved to sew and crochet, and garden, passing those talents along to her children. She made the best rolls and donuts. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, Beckley. We are very grateful for the help and kindness of Hospice. Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

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Debra Horton

October 10, 2021

I’m absolutely heart broken I love Don and Margaret Cochran I grew up with there first 2 children Diane and Donnie. Went to church a lot of times in Hinton with them. My heart goes out to the family 💔🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Faith Backbrant

October 10, 2021

Margaret Cochran, my Mommol, had a radiant energy to her that out shined the sun. Once you felt her warmth there was nothing that could ever compare the caring nature of her nuturing embrace. Blessed with many graces as she was, I will always sing praise of her endless patience and unparalleled kindness. Her limitless loyalty and compassion to those she loved has forever left a lasting impression upon my soul. Whether we were making donuts or having ice cream cones while watching a scary movie,or just taking a trip to the grocery store she always had a way of making you feel like you were on top of the world. You were always accepted, nurtured and blessed with a full heart when basking in her presence. Even if you felt like you looked like a booger.

I know that she is at rest with God now. Margaret will live on as a legendary beacon of joy in my heart and her memories passed to my son Odin and all our loved ones. She will live on forever as the blessed angel she's always been.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY