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Burmell M. Cothron

Elder Burmell Morris Cothron, age 80 of the Pumpkin Branch Community in Trousdale County passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2023 at Saint Thomas West in Nashville, TN. Funeral Services for Elder Morris Cothron were conducted Friday afternoon, February 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Elder Mike Carver officiating. Interment followed in the Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mike Cothron, Larry Cothron, Troy Cothron, Larry DeLoach, Charlie Frye & Jimmy Fishburn served as pallbearers.

Elder Morris Cothron was born October 11, 1942 in Macon County, TN, born to the late Audie Efford & Bula Effie McClard Cothron. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Audie Lee Cothron & Melburn Cothron, and half-sister, Loretta Sauls. On August 30, 1963, he wed Helen Johnson Spivey. They shared sixty years together. Their union was blessed with three children. They made their home on Pumpkin Branch Road in Trousdale County.

Morris was saved by Grace on Saturday night, October 25, 1952. He joined by experience and baptism Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, October 26, 1952. He was called to preach by God on Monday night, October 28, 1974. He preached his first sermon on Sunday night, December 7, 1975. Morris labored for the Lord conducting services, mission work, tent and brush harbor meetings at High Land, Willard, Tompkinsville, Ky and elsewhere. Morris was known for his spirit led instruction to the lost.

Morris worked as a mechanic, bus driver, service station owner and farmer. He was employed and retired from the General Electric Company. In retirement, he raised beef cattle. He was well known throughout the county as a dedicated hunter & coon dog trainer. Only stopping, when the hills got too tall to walk.

Survivors include: Wife, Helen Spivey Cothron of the Pumpkin Branch Community, Son & Daughter-in-law, Wayland & Jennifer Cothron, Daughters & Sons-in-law, Kimberly & Bobby Taylor, Janice & Bill Scruggs all of Hartsville, Sisters-in-law, Betty Cothron of Greenbrier, Mary Cothron of Lafayette, Brother-in-law, Jimmy Spivey of Hillsdale, Grandchildren, Adam (Gena) Cothron, Grant Cothron, Clay (Neely) Cothron, Jessica Ray, Daniel Taylor, Jonas Scruggs, Jacob Scruggs, Great-grandchildren, Maverick Cothron, Marshall Cothron, & soon-to-be Graham Cothron. Arrangements entrusted to Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Lafayette, TN.