Funeral service for Rev. Kent Hays Cochran, will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017,
at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 22 at Riverwood
and will resume Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at Pleasant Grove.
Rev. Kent Cochran’s faith became sight on June 19, 2017 when he went to be home with the Lord.
He was born October 26, 1949 to Frank Ralph Cochran and Josephine Leona Hays Cochran.
Bro. Kent faithfully served our Lord Jesus Christ in ministry, for forty years, serving
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Brookhaven for twenty-five of those years. He also
served on many committees of the Mississippi Baptist Convention and Lincoln County Baptist Association.
He also served his country in the United States National Guard. His presence will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his mother and father in law, Sammie and Marshalene Boyd.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Millie Boyd Cochran; daughter, Kelli Cochran Spring (Clint);
his son, Ryan Kent Cochran (Emily); sister, Cathy Cochran Meldahl (Craig); one grandson, Hays Kent Cochran;
brothers-in-law, Jerrell Boyd (Linda), Jimmy Boyd (Dixie); and sisters-in-law, Rose Sones (Paul),
Kay Beard (Garry), Alice Sandifer (Sandy). He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews,
the loving family of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and by his fellow pastors and families
who will forever remember his kindness and humble spirit.