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Kenneth Alan Cochran

June 12, 1949 — June 8, 2022

Kenneth Alan Cochran

Kenneth Alan Cochran of South Boston, VA passed away June 8, 2022.  He was born in Sharon, PA on June 12, 1949, and was 72 years of age. He was the son of the late Glen Derwood Cochran and the late Eleanor Marie McPherson.


He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a proud supporter of National Rifle Association.    He was a devoted and loving father and grandfather.  He was an avid collector and restorer of cast iron and loved all things dragon.

 Kenneth graduated from Penn State and Averett University and retired from ABB and the Halifax County School System.


Kenneth Alan Cochran is survived by:

His Children

Pamela Ray Archer and husband Shawn of Nathalie

Timothy Alan Cochran of South Boston


Austin Robinson

Braden and Emily Archer

Phoenix Cochran Whitlow

Great Grandson

Fletcher Dean Robinson


Elaine Guscar of OH


Donald McPherson of CA

Best Friend and mother of his children

Anne Cochran


***Preceded in death by***

Infant Son

Michael Alan Cochran


Donald McPherson


A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Whitlow officiating.


The family will receive friends Thursday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.


For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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