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Ottis Leroy Cothren

Services for Ottis Leroy Cothren of Smithdale were 10 a.m.,today, Tuesday, July 27, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in FranklinCounty with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Monday from 5-9 p.m. at Franklin Funeral Home andfrom 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, at the church.

Mr. Cothren, 91, died July 25, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Franklin County on Sept. 22, 1912, to Nolan Cothren andMollie McAllister.

He was a retired carpenter and equipment operator for District 5of Franklin County. He was a member, deacon and Sunday Schoolteacher of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was married to Wessie LairdCothren for 61 years.

Preceding him in death were his wife; two sisters; threebrothers; one grandchild; and one great-granddaughter.

Survivors are his daughter, Marjorie Corban of Pearl; his sons,Randalle Cothren and Roger Cothren, both of Smithdale; 10grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.