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Johnnie Nell Cothran

Johnnie Nell Cothran, 98, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 30, 2018.

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 with all her family and was the oldest member of Harmony Baptist Church. 

Her husband, Harold Cothran; son, Robert Cothran; and several sisters and brothers, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Mildred Jeanette Cothran Rider of Dahlonega, Loyll Cothran of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Lisa Miller, Kathy Duff, April Anderson; great-granddaughter, Megan Etheridge; brother, Clay Dean Elliott, Gainesville; various other relatives also survive. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Franklin Grant and Rev. Tony Holtzclaw will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the funeral home.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.