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Connie L. Cochran

Mr. Connie Lee Cochran, 60, of Liberty, died at home on Monday, July 28, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer.

Connie was a devoted husband, father and member of his community. He was a Christian by faith and a devoted servant of Emma Chapel UMC. He was a longtime employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways, an avid hunter, lover of dogs and an active member of the Liberty Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Cochran; son, Charles Cochran; daughter, Charity Cochran; brothers, Royal Starcher of Liberty and Justin Cochran of Red House; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was loved greatly and always wanted to hear a good story.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Maxine Cochran of Liberty; nephew, Conard Cochran of Red House; and longtime friends of the community.

Mark 12:30-31: "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength; this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."

The family would like to thank Holly McComas of Hospice for her care and support.

Viewing will be Wednesday, July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be held Thursday, July 31, at 11 a.m. Both will take place at Emma Chapel Church, Liberty. Pastor Terri Deane will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emma Chapel Church, c/o David Parkins, 1014 Clendenin Creek Road, Liberty, WV 25124.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Cochran family.

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