Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 24, 2013

Patty Ann Keaton Cochran

PRINCETON — Patty Ann Keaton Cochran, 79, of Princeton and Bartow Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Orlando Fla., following a sudden illness.

Born March 7, 1933, at Pipestem, she was the daughter of the late Oran Homer Keaton and Carrie Virginia Farley Keaton.

Patty Ann was a retired employee for Consolidated Coal Corporation in Bluefield, Va. as a clerk. While living in Princeton, she was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church and a member of the Professional Secretaries Association. Patty Ann was honored as Secretary of the Year in 1980 by the Bluefield Chapter of the Professional Secretaries Association.

Patty Ann was an avid Bridge player.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Keaton and Harold Keaton; along with three sisters, Berniece Phillips, Louise Neeley, and Margaret Keaton.

She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 38 years, Frank Cochran; a brother, Bobby Keaton of Brushfork; a sister, Peggy Neal of Norfolk, Va.; two sister-in-laws, Lucy Cochran Mitchem of Gray, Tenn. and Gladys Cochran Sexton and her husband Vaughn of Warrington, Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her very much.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Michael Smith officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in the family cemetery at Pipestem.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family via

The Keaton family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

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