Clay County Living


Mrs. Dollie Veda Cochran, 88, of Doniphan, departed this life peacefully Sun. Oct. 19, at home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Cochran was born in Corning, April 17, 1926, daughter of William O. and
Mary Ina (Doughitt) French. She and her husband, James, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in September. They lived most of their lives in Corning and moved to Doniphan in 1978. Veda was very active all of her life. She worked as a cook in restaurants around Corning, also at Basler Electric in Corning and Vitronics in Doniphan. Veda and James loved doing things together all of their lives, especially camping and catfish juggin’ at Lake Norfork. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed making big meals for her family and friends. She was known as “Momma” to her children and “Granna” to her grandchildren, her family was the joy of her life. She is survived by her husband James Lenon Cochran of Doniphan; one son Stanley (Shelia) Wooldridge of Jonesboro; three daughters Rebecca Jane (Mike) Lafoon of Fairburn, GA, Donna Britton of Jonesboro, Wendy (Chris) Rasmussen of Poplar Bluff; four grandchildren Chris (Amy) Wooldridge of Newalla, OK, T.J. Britton of Jonesboro, Nichole (Heath) Rogers of Lake Placid, FL, Tysha (Chris) Blalock of Lawrenceville, GA; nine greatgrandchildren Zoe, Katie, Henry, Landen, Lizzie, Tommy, Bradley, Logan, Ethan; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Larry Wooldridge; two brothers William O. French, Raymond R. French; and a sister Willie Naomi Pond. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Corning Cemetery. Online Condolences: 

Debora Wade of Cedar Hill, MO was born June 7, 1961 in Corning, daughter of John and Dorothy Lyons. She died Sunday, October 19, 2014 at St. Claire Health Care Systems in Fenton. She was 53. An assembly worker and bank teller, she enjoyed crafts and loved music. Survivors are one daughter Elizabeth Reed of Cedar Hill; parents John and Dorothy Lyons  of Cedar Hill; one step-daughter Cynthia Reed of Imperial; one brother John (Mary Lou) Lyons, Jr. of Morse Mill; one sister Monica (Tommy) Lyons of Cedar Hill; five grandchildren Savanna, Hailey, Dominic, Ryland and Loreli; two nieces Ashli Schrader and Amanda Lyons; one nephew Jacob A. Lyons; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be Friday October 24, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Troy Jackson officiating. Burial in Pirtle Cemetery at Peach Orchard. Sign online condolences at