Mrs. Genell Clark Cochran

Published 5:29 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019

LANETT — Mrs. Genell Clark Cochran, 93, of Lanett passed away on Tuesday, Feb, 26, 2019, at the LaFayette Nursing Home in LaFayette.

Mrs. Cochran was born in Camp Hill on Aug. 6, 1925, to the late John Bevelyn Clark and Gertrude Henderson Clark.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Joe Cochran Sr.; son John Earl Cochran; sisters Irene Hart, Janie Clark Dabbs, Adell Cooksey, and Annie LaMerle Clark; brothers John T. Clark, Grady Levi Clark and Wilbur L. Clark; nephews John Morris Clark, Grady Wayne Clark and Eugene Clark; stepdaughter Cherry Mancil, stepson Aubrey Cochran, sister-in-law Nell Clark and nieces Norma Green and Joyce Pollard.

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Mrs. Cochran was a member of the Lanett First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Elizabeth Armstrong Chapter No. 10.

Mrs. Cochran enjoyed going to the Lanett Senior Center where she loved to play rook and to participate in the Masters Games. Most of all, she loved her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Trudy Nell (Wallace) Bates; granddaughter Tammy (Rodney) Davis; grandsons Jonathan Bates, John B. (Robin) Cochran and Jason (Polly) Bates; great-granddaughters Ali (Forest) Crosson, Alexis Bates, and Courtney Johnson; great-grandsons Jake Bates, Corey Cochran, Josh Wiggins, Dalton Bates, Nicholas Bates, Ryan Johnson, and Weldon Johnson; stepson Joe (Sharon) Cochran, daughter-in-law Belinda Cochran. step son-in-law Steve Mancil, step daughter-in-law Mary Lee Cochran, several step grandchildren, several step great grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren, three very dear nieces, Frances McCain, Sandra Patton and Jane Caldwell; two wonderful nephews and several dear cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 3 p.m. EST at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Resthaven Cemetery.  Her family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the service hour.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Bates, Dalton Bates, Nicholas Bates, Corey Cochran, Josh Wiggins, Stan Newton and Ryan Johnson.

Flowers will be kindly accepted or memorials may be made in her memory to the Lanett First Baptist Church.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory of Mrs. Cochran, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.