OBITUARY: Dewey Cochran

by May 23, 2022OBITUARIES0 comments


Dewey Cochran, 77, of the Towstring Community, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his residence. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Harley and Fannie Burr Cochran.

He was a member and Deacon of Towstring Baptist Church and enjoyed camping.

Dewey was preceded in death by his sister, Pearlee, and brothers, Sid, Doc, and Less.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gladys Bales Cochran; daughter, Melanie Hyatt (Hershel); son, Jack Cochran (Chasity); granddaughters, Sarah and Harlie Hyatt and Sadie Cochran; sisters, Mary Ingle, Geraldine Gunter; brothers, Uestes (Dot), Cliff (Sharon) and Fred (Arlene); sister-in-law, Dorothy Cochran; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Revs. Rex Morelock, J.T. Lambert and Danny Lambert will officiate with burial in the Towstring Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Wyatt Hopkins, Eddie Cole, Josh Fouts, Jason Cochran, John Cochran, and Jacob Long.

Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Crutchfield and Dickie Barker.