The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 30, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, July 30, 2013

George Andrew Chapman

RICHMOND, Va. — George Andrew Chapman, 74, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Restwood Memorial Gardens near Hinton. Friends may call one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral parlors.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Jessie Cochran

On Friday, July 26th, 2013, our most precious mother, Jessie Cochran, “slipped out the door” of her earthly home and went to Heaven. Jessie was blessed to pass away under the tender and loving care of the Bowers Hospice House. She was in her 88th year.

One of twelve children, Jessie Katherine Terry was born on April 17th, 1925, at Surveyor. She was the daughter of the late Dewey Johnson and Thelma Marie Webb Terry. Her brothers, Jimmy and Bobby Lee, and sisters, Louise Farmer and Mable Showalter, have preceded her in death.

Jessie is survived by her siblings, Donald, Harold, Ronald, Gregory, and Billy Dean Terry, Bessie Bass and Willa Mae Kimball; several nieces and nephews survive as well.

Jessie spent her childhood at Surveyor. On July 29th, 1945, she married George Washington Cochran. To this union were born seven children, Tommy Cochran and his companion, Ellen Allmon, Benny and his wife, Ruth, Denny who has passed away, Patty Godfrey and her husband, Lester, Bobby, Donna Brown and Steve Cochran and his girlfriend, Sandy Moye; Jessie was blessed with 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A resident of Dutch Lane since 1992, Jessie and her family formerly lived at Grandview. George died on June 13th, 1992.

Jessie will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. In her leisure time, she enjoyed her collectibles, her flowers and gardening.

Today, Tuesday, July 30th, at 2 p.m., there will be a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Paul Zutaut will be officiating. Jessie will be laid to rest beside George in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, and now, “Oh Glad Reunion.” The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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