Obituary: Louise Hardison Cochran

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Louise Hardison Cochran, 102, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg.

A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Chesley E. Hardison and Margaret Musgrave Hardison. She was a member of the Marshall County Retired Teachers Association and the First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg.

She received her education at Verona Elementary and Central High School in Nashville. She also attended Murfreesboro Teachers College (MTSU) and Peabody College where she majored in primary education and minored in music. She taught for 22 years in Marshall and Davidson counties. She served her church in various capacities including the Women's Missionary Society, teaching the young people, and was church pianist for 12 years.

For many years, she served as organist for many funerals at the local funeral homes. Upon her retirement from teaching, she served as organist for the Marshall County Senior Citizens Charalaires.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Cochran (1963), and five brothers, Ervin, Everett, Thomas, Ernie Jr. and James (Wink) Hardison.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cochran were conducted on Saturday, Jan. 29, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marshall County Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund; Caris Hospice, 1412 Trotwood Ave. Suite 11, Columbia, TN 38401; or First United Methodist Church, 620 West Church St, Lewisburg TN 37091.

You may sign Mrs. Cochran's online registry at