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Barbara Ann (Thomas) Cochran

Visitation will be at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel in Martin from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sandy Branch Cemetery near Martin, with the Rev. Bobby Williams officiating.
Mrs. Cochran was born April 9, 1933, in Obion County, daughter of the late Aubrey Thomas and the late Irene (Gammons) Thomas Spence. After the death of her father as a young child, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Marvin L. and Artie (Gammons) Vaught of the Crystal community in Obion County. She graduated from the former Dixie High School in 1951. On Nov. 24, 1951, she married John A. Cochran, who was serving in the United States Army. He died Feb. 3, 1996. She was a dedicated Army wife and mother. After many years of travel and several relocations and Mr. Cochran’s retirement, they returned to Tennessee. They made their final home and became active members of the Ruthville community in Weakley County.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Debe and George Rodriguez of Long Beach, Calif., Donna and David Barber of Sedalia, Ky., and Carol and David Morris of Union City; four granddaughters and their spouses, Danielle and Steve Richmond and Aimee and Chris Huggins, all of Greenfield, Julie Morris of Union City and Sarah  and Chad Yates of Martin; three grandsons, Paul Blair of Long Beach and John Morris and Justin Morris, both of Union City; three step-grandchildren and the spouse of one, Natalie Rodriguez of Costa Mesa, Calif., Laurette and Devin Rabun of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Brandon Barber of Sedalia; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two aunts, Virginia Dare Hayes and Sue Gammons, both of Union City.
She was also preceded in death by her step-grandson, Gabriel Rodriguez.