Mrs. Marcella Brannon Cochran, 78, of Calhoun died peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 7th at Gordon Health Care.
Marcella was born in Gordon County, GA on March 23, 1940, daughter of the late Goldie and Belle Gilbert Brannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie Bell Burchett, Adell Mulkey and Netta Fay Thatcher; and by two brothers, Dee Brannon and Billy Brannon.
Marcella was a faithful and loving wife to her husband, Alfred Don Cochran, to whom she was married to for 60 years. A precious mother to her children and she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marcella was a floral designer, having worked at various florists prior to her retirement. She had great taste in decorating and design. She greatly enjoyed decorating her home and was called upon to assist others with theirs. Marcella loved to spend time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed attending family events and she was a member of New Town Baptist Church since 1968.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred Don Cochran of Calhoun; daughter, Janet Cochran Silvers of Calhoun; sons, David Cochran and his wife Kate, Chris Cochran and his wife Carol, and Eric Cochran and his wife Tracy; grandchildren, Amy Holland, Cassie Cochran, Leah Goforth, Tad, Tyler, Nick, and Neal Cochran, Corey Cochran, Timothy and Derek Cooper and Thomas Gray; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Ella Ivester of East Ridge; and a brother, Max Brannon of Calhoun, Brothers in law and sisters in law, Donna and Gary Howren, Jake and Joan Cochran Jr. and special friends, Hugh Dell and Dollie West. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Marcella Brannon Cochran will be held Tuesday, April 10th at 3:00 PM from New Town Baptist Church with Rev(s) Walter Hare and Eddie Brannon officiating. Interment will follow in Haven of Rest Memorial Park. Music will be arranged by Sally Jones. Pallbearers serving include Tad Cochran, Tyler Cochran, Nick Cochran, Neal Cochran, Corey Cochran, Timothy Cooper, Derek Cooper and Thomas Gray. Honorary escorts include Amy Holland and Cassie Cochran. Honorary pallbearers include R.L. Callaway, Sam Harwell, Larry Bunch, Jessie Smith and Wayne Smith.
The body will be placed in state and the family will receive friends on Monday, April 9th between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM at New Town Baptist Church, 897 New Town Church Road NE, Calhoun, GA. 30701. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations be made to New Town Baptist Church.
Funeral services are under the care and direction of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.