Services are Held For Earl Cochran
"Funeral services for Earl Cochran, 29, who
was killed late Monday in an automobile accident near Arkadelphia, Arkansas
were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church, Rev. R. A. Clifton
officiating. Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sam Maroney Jr., S. M. Pitts,
Hubert Collins, J. E. Norwood Jr. and Talamage Behannon of Lufkin and J.
W. Mitchell of Camilla.
In company with his brother, Louis, and a friend,
Mr. Cochran was on his way home from Hot Springs. It was said that
when the party was about 15 miles from Arkadelphia the car struck a rock
in such a way as to cause it to skid suddenly to the side, the becoming
overbalanced it turned over.
Pinned between the steering wheel and the
body of the automobile, Earl was crushed, and lived for only a short time.
Neither of the other two men were seriously hurt.
The body arrived on the north bound train
at 11:30 Wednesday and was taken to the home of Mrs. Ella Gerlach, an aunt,
where it remained in state until the hour of the funeral.
Robert Earl Cochran was born in Livingston
September 17,1901. He attended public school here and later was a
student at San Marcus academy. From there he wnt to Rusk College
where he finished his education. He was formerly agent in Polk County
for the Texas Company, going from here to Camden, Arkansas and then to
Arkadelphia at both of which places he had charge of the Texas Company
Survivors are his father, N. J. Cochran, two
brothers, Jack and Lousi and a foster sister, Mrs. J. M. Shepherd of Galveston,
formerly Mess Rosalie Smith."