Cochran, Nancy Marlowe (2009)

Obituary of Nancy Marlowe Cochran ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Nancy Marlowe Cochran, age 74 of Marion passed away peacefully on Saturday March 28, 2009 at Autumn Care of Marion.  A native of Buncombe County, Nancy was born on February 13, 1935 to the late Sam P. Marlowe and Mattie Taylor Marlowe.  She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and retired as the plant nurse at Air Preheater.  Her family will fondly remember her as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  A daughter Susan Leslie Cochran, and a brother Sam T. Marlowe preceded her in death.

Deeply saddened by this loss are her husband of 48 years, Warren E. Cochran, Sr.; three children, Warren E. Cochran, Jr. and his wife Sue of Sanford, Beverly D. Root and her husband Tom of Irving, TX and Michael E. Cochran of Hickory; two sisters, Blanche Arrowood of Spindale and Patsy Smith of Merrills Inlet, SC; three grandchildren, Ryan, Matthew and James M. Cochran; one great granddaughter, Gabrielle Cochran; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday April 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Upton officiating.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 1, 2009 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Ray Watson 695 Watson Road Nebo, NC 28761 or to Hospice of McDowell County at 575 Airport Road Marion, NC 28752.  Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday April 1, 2008 Volume 15 # 13