Jessie Dobbins Cochran, age 88, of Forest City, NC, died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.
Born April 25, 1925 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Tom Dobbins and Mary Phine Kennedy Dobbins. She was a homemaker and worked for WAGY Radio and was a teacher’s assistant for the Rutherford County Public Schools for many years. Jessie was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church of Mooresboro and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and reading. She loved people and enjoyed attending social functions.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Floyd Clifton Cochran; brother, Charles Eugene Dobbins and sister, Eileen Watkins Gurkin.
Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Cochran of Forest City; two sons, Ken Cochran and wife, Shelby of Rutherfordton and Thomas C. Cochran of Cherryville, NC; sister, Patsy Tate of Simpsonville, SC; two grandchildren, Jeff Cochran and wife, Jennifer and Amy Cochran McCraw all of Rutherfordton and one great-grandson, Jake Cochran.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church of Mooresboro with Reverend Tim Frashier officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.
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