JUNE CAROL COCHRAN
Sept. 23, 1934-Dec. 21, 2022
Funeral services for June Carol Cochran, 88, of Waynesboro will be at 1
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral Home,
with Rev. Mitchell Smith, Rev. Paul Harris and Rev. Ron Swindall
officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.
22, 2022 from the Parlor of Freeman Funeral Home.
Following the funeral service, interment will take place at White House
Born on Sunday, Sept. 23, 1934 to the late John Carroll Kendrick and
Susie Kendrick, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Sheron Cochran
and Jerry and Rhonda Cochran, all of Clara; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Sue and Lonnie Williams of State Line and Sharon and Randy
Beard of Clara; two brothers, Hubert Kendrick of Waynesboro and Charles
Kendrick of Petal; a sister, Linda Cancienne of Magnolia; nine
grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy "Sput" Cochran; her
father, John Carroll Kendrick; her mother, Susie Kendrick; three
brothers, George Kendrick, Willard Kendrick and Bobby Kendrick; and
three sisters, Betty Leonard, Jeanette Jones and Laura Clanton.
Pallbearers will be Austin Swindall, Steven Cochran, Chad Beard, Andy
Cochran, Ethan Cochran, Chuck Hardee and Caleb Swindall.
An online guestbook can be signed at www.freemanfh.com.
Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.
March 2, 1942-Dec. 17, 2022
Funeral services for Ernest Shirley, 80, of Grenada, were conducted on
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel,
with Brother Barry Worrell officiating.
Interment followed at Oddfellows Cemetery in Grenada.
Born on March 2, 1942 in Waynesboro, he was one of seven children born
to Nealie and Birdie Shirley. He was employed by Frito Lay as a route
salesman until his retirement. He was an active member of Emmanuel
Baptist Church of Grenada until recent years.
He died on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 at UMMC in Grenada.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Patty Shirley
of Waynesboro; four children and their respective spouses, Janet and
Charlie Kiser of Magee and Judy Shirley, Kay Barry and Billy Wayne
Shirley, all of Laurel; four stepchildren, Theresa Jones, Jim Slaton,
Rebecca Potts and Pattie Flowers; 18 grandchildren, 27
great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nealie and Birdie Shirley; his
wife, Inez Shirley; and five siblings, Frank Shirley, Nealie Shirley,
Jr., Faye Dyess, Paul Shirley and Virginia Stevens.
Pallbearers were his grandson, Chris Rogers, and members of his church,
including Sammy Brasher, Fred Oswalt, Bill James and Kenny Adams.
Online condolences may be made at www.nfhgrenada.com.
Mortimer National Funeral Home of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
JAMES "JIM" DONALD EASTMAN
June 25, 1956-Dec. 6, 2022
A Celebration of Life ceremony honoring Jim Eastman, 66, of Chatom,
Ala., was conducted from his home on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.
Born on June 25, 1956 in Union City, Penn., his family moved to Grove
Hill, Ala., when he was 8 years old. He graduated from Clarke
Preparatory Academy in 1974. He attended Living University, where he
received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1978.
Jim had many professional endeavors, some of those including working for
Scott Paper Company, horticulture businesses and Chatom Motor Company,
all before owning The Feed Mill in Waynesboro.
Anyone who knew Jim was touched by his kindness, sense of humor and love
of his family. He was an amazing father who loved his children more than
anything else in the whole world. He was the best Pawpaw to his
grandchildren, who truly adored him.
Jim had so many great friends and never met a stranger. If he was not
cracking jokes in town, dropping off a bag of feed or ordering flowers,
you could find him outside working in his yard. One of his favorite
pastimes was skiing and boating on the Tombigbee River.
He died on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Rachel
Eastman; his daughter and son-in-law, Brittany and Bradley Ethridge; his
brother and sister-in-law, John and Lynn Eastman; his sister, Peggy
Eastman Weldon; and five grandchildren, Langston, Jax, Layla, Honor and
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank "Deke" and Bernice
Wallace Eastman; and his sister, Nancy Eastman Harp.
Online condolences can be shared at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.
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