Betty Cockerham

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Mrs. Betty Cockerham, age 79 of Hughes Springs, Texas passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Born Thursday, August 29, 1939 in Calvin, Louisiana, she was a member of First Baptist Church, Hughes Springs.

Mrs. Cockerham was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Loyd Cockerham and her parents, James Murray Riffe and Rubye Gladys Riffe.

Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Leslie Fredrick of Winnfield, Louisiana; children, James and Nancy Cockerham of Marshall, Texas, Mitzi Crowson of Hughes Springs, Texas; grandchildren, Tim and Amanda Skaggs, Charles “Jeb” and Laikyn Crowson, Matthew and Kaitlen Stewart, Shelton and Kelly Sykes, and Aimee Cockerham; great grandchildren, Kayden, Kailee, Kaci, Matthew, Jackson, Jett, Arden, Margaret, and Amelia.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Bethlehem Cemetery with Matthew Stewart officiating under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Serving as pallbearers were Charles “Jeb” Crowson, David Glenn Cook, Roy Parker Cook Jr., Leslie Velton Frederick Jr., Timothy Everette Skaggs, and James Loyd Cockerham.

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