Edna Cochran, 82

Edna Baeatrice Cochran, 82, of Midland, died Thursday, Nov. 15 in Midland. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Marion Cemetery near Brady with Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Born Dec. 12, 1919 in Salt Gap, she was the daughter of John Hamilton and Myrtle Polk. She was reared and educated on the family farm and graduated from Melvin High School. In 1942, she married John Truman Watts in Salt Gap. She later met James Cochran and they married in Midland in 1960. She owned and operated the Star-Lite Lounge for 13 years. She was also a waitress at Luigi’s for seven years while she operated the lounge. She retired in 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cochran in 1987; two sisters, Margie Bowman and Estel Gossett; and the father of her sons, John Watts. She is survived by her two sons, Tommy Watts and his wife, Carolyn, and John Watts and his wife, Beverly, both of Midland; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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