Johnnie Nell Cothran: Obituary


Johnnie Nell Cothran, 98, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health.
Born May 6, 1920 in Hall County to the late Ode and Oma Elliott, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. Mrs. Cothran was employed at Sweet Orr for over 30 years and also worked at the café located beside the Sweet Orr plant. She loved keeping up all her family and was the oldest member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cothran; son, Robert Cothran; and several sisters and brothers.
Surviving are her children, Mildred Jeanette Cothran Rider, Dahlonega, Loyll Cothran, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Lisa Miller, Kathy Duff, April Anderson; great granddaughter, Megan Etheridge; brother, Clay Dean Elliott, Gainesville; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 2 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Franklin Grant and Rev. Tony Holtzclaw will officiate. Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 until 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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