Aug. 10 Obituaries
Miriam Sullivan Cochran, of Irving, went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at the age of 91. It was a special day in that Miriam chose the birthday of her late husband Loren to be reunited.
Funeral service for Mrs. Cochran will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church Chapel. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Miriam was born in Appomattox, Va. on Feb. 27, 1928 and was the first born to Bob and Violet Hannah. She and her three siblings grew up on the family’s farm along the banks of the Appomattox River. Her childhood memories included climbing cherry trees, eating cherries to the point of getting sick and sliding down the banks of the river. Miriam was always described, from the earliest age, as a “natural bubbling personality that loved people while having fun and bringing joy during times of hardship.” Her children and grandchildren witnessed those same happy attributes.
She leaves a legacy of faith and trust in God. She faced many trials and was steadfast in her belief in God and knowing He would provide. Her four children learned from her example. Although she will be missed, her family takes comfort in knowing she is in heaven and has received her crown of life, James 1:12.
She met the love of her life, Loren W. Sullivan Jr., in Richmond and they were married on Nov. 15, 1947. They lived in Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma and eventually settled in Texas, where they lived the remainder of their lives. For many years they lived in Snyder, where he managed the JCPenney store. They became active members of the First Baptist Church, serving in many ministries. Miriam loved praise music and into her final days could be found clapping and dancing for Jesus. Upon the early death of her husband, Miriam found great comfort and purpose by working at the church. She served many years as the financial secretary and many considered her as the joyful soul in the office. While working at the church, she met Ray Cochran and they married in January 1983.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Sullivan, her son, Bill Sullivan, and one brother, Jim Hannah, and Ray Cochran.
Miriam is survived by her three children, Patricia Myers and her husband, Jimmy, of Bakersfield, Calif., Susan Kruger and her husband, Wesley, of Austin and John Sullivan and his wife, Nancy, of Coppell; her grandchildren, Jason Sullivan, Megan Alsharki, Zackery Sullivan, Melissa Cain, Stephen Rinehart, Ross Kruger, Reid Kruger, Rhett Kruger, Lauren Sullivan and Ryan Sullivan; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and her siblings, Barbara Swingle of Virginia and Sarah Frye of North Carolina.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
Bobbie Jean Vaughan, 87, of Snyder, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Snyder.
Funeral service for Mrs. Vaughan will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Matt Lowry and Steve Highfield officiating.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.