Published: March 12, 2019


WILLIAM EDWARD COTHRAN, SR, 87, OF ETHRIDGE, DIED SUNDAY. HE WAS A RETIRED PAINTER FROM D.L. SMITH PAINTING AND A MEMBER OF FLATWOODS FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SONS: WILLIAM EDWARD COTHRAN, JR. OF ETHRIDGE AND TRACY COTHRAN OF FRANKLIN; SISTERS: JOANN OBERMIER OF CALIFORNIA, CAROL JOHNSTON OF LAWRENCEBURG, TONI RAE PATTERSON OF CALIFORNIA AND VICKIE BARNES OF GEORGIA; SEVENTEEN GRANDCHILDREN, TWENTY ONE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND TWO GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR WILLIAM EDWARD COTHRAN, SR. WILL BE SATURDAY AT 11 AT NEAL FUNERAL HOME WITH BURIAL AT OLD ETHRIDGE CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE VISITORS FRIDAY FROM 5 TO 8.