Johnny E. Cochran, 63, of Canton, formerly of Cumming, died Aug. 10, 2013. Johnny was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and had been a drummer his entire life.
He owned and operated various businesses in Forsyth, Cherokee and Bartow counties. In 1996 he received The Business Man of the Year Award from the Lions Club.
His wife, Becky Cochran; father, Henry Cochran; brother, Hughlen Cochran; father-in-law, Dean Duncan, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Gary Peardon of Canton; grandsons, Jared and Jason Peardon, both of Canton; mother, Mildred Cochran of Cumming; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Pam Cochran, Joey and Lindsey Cochran, both of Cumming; sister-in-law, Sue Cochran of Cumming; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Norma and Harold Monroe of Buford, Brenda and Johnny Pruitt of Comer, Dottie Jackson of Buford, David and Kathy Duncan of Buford; mother-in-law, Dorothy Duncan of Cumming; special friends, Barry Peardon of Jasper, Jimmy Necessary of Woodstock; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ruel Martin and Garry English officiating. Entombment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
The family accepted flowers, or donations could be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 5640 Oak Grove Circle, Cumming, GA 30040.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.