|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1870|
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 1956|
JONESBORO, Aug. 23 (special) — Jelina Virginia Cockerham, 86, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Alexandria.
She was born and reared in Winn Parish.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Old Union Baptist Church near Winnfield. Interment will be in the Old Union Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Survivors include four sons, Rev. J. A. Cockerham of Winnfield, A. W. Cockerham of Shreveport, David E. Cockerham of Jonesville, and Milburn M. Cockerham of Winnfield; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Franklin of Winnfield, Mrs. Mary Lou Drewitt of Winnfield and Mrs. Mary Bell Bourdin of Morgan City; 28 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
Her husband, Henry M. Cockerham, better known as "Uncle Bud," died in 1937.
Published in The Monroe News-Star (LA), Thursday, August 23, 1956
NOTES: Mrs. Cockerham's death certificate lists her as Jelena Virginia Creel Cockerham (death date shown above), age 86 years. Available records typically name her as Piety J. She was shown as three months old in the 1870 census for Winn Parish, LA, enumerated on September 5, 1870. The 1900 census for Winn Parish gives her birth month/year as June 1871. Thus, her grave marker evidently has the wrong birth year and certainly has the wrong death month. She married Henry Maxwell Cockerham on December 27, 1889 in Winn Parish, LA.
Thomas L. Creel (1842 - 1922)
Sarah M. Walker Creel (1843 - 1902)
Henry Maxwell Cockerham (1867 - 1937)*
John Allen Cockerham (1890 - 1988)*
Arnold Wylie Cockerham (1894 - 1969)*
Herbert Frank Cockerham (1896 - 1953)*
Anna R. Cockerham Hearne (1898 - 1938)*
Alice Cockerham Franklin (1902 - 1990)*
David Eugene Cockerham (1904 - 1978)*
Mary Lou Cockerham Drewett (1907 - 1978)*
M. M. Cockerham (1910 - 1963)*
JUNE 18, 1869
SEPT. 22, 1956
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Apr 02, 2009
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