° empty

John Tillman Cockerham

VICKSBURG — Services for John Tillman Cockerham, 42, of Vicksburg, a retired hydrator operator, who died Sunday, June 2, 2013, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Cockerham was born in New Orleans and moved to Natchez where he was raised. He had been living in Vicksburg for the past 28 years.

Mr. Cockerham retired from Falco Lime Company as a hydrator operator after 20 years. He was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Tillman Cockerham; paternal grandparents, Moses Aaron and Lillie Cockerham; maternal grandparents, Claudine Burkhaltor Foster and Kenneth Bass; step-grandfather, John Foster; and one brother-in-law, Bill Wiley.

Survivors include one son, Justin Cockerham of Vicksburg; his mother, Sonja Kay Bass and fiancé, Frank Gay; two sisters, Melissa Ann Wiley and Rebecca Cockerham, both of Vicksburg; longtime companion, Deana Strong of Vicksburg; fishing buddy, Erick Pickering of Vicksburg; three nieces; four nephews; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; and one great-great-niece.

Pallbearers will be Pam Goodwin, Erick Pickering, Keith Pickering, Heath Pickering, Adam Penalver and J.J. Ainsworth.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Huston Strong, Frank Gayle, Bobby Bowman, Toby Westcott, Elvin Wescott Sr., Elvin Wescott Jr. and Michael Buckles.

 

News

CPSO rules missing person case homicide

News

Adams County supervisors to review ambulance proposals Wednesday

News

Burnley Cook to withdraw from Ward 6 alderman race

News

Viewfinder: Cathedral student starts local health fair

News

Man arrested for Magnolia Grill burglary

News

Photo gallery: Jewish community celebrates Passover with Seder dinner

News

NASD graduation rate up, but still lags behind state average

News

The Dart: Vidalia man studies, takes care of family, too

News

Natchez Early College Academy Fun Day to help raise money for trip to Washington, D.C.

News

Parent University set for Thursday

News

Sunday focus: Voters to determine a quarter million in salaries May 10

News

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office investigates body found in Monterey

News

County seeking ambulance proposals

News

‘Suzi’s Girls’ remember lasting legacy left by coach

News

Natchez man killed in Ferriday wreck Friday night

News

Photo gallery: The bluff has gone to the DockDogs

News

Tactics in case surrounding alleged attack of parish DA questioned

News

Student charged in verbal assault of teacher

News

City back in court to determine damages in Roundstone case

News

Report: Cuts put school district $1.5M short

News

Faith and Family: R.V.I.C.S. helps Children’s Home

News

Photo gallery: Chalk artist inspired by God creates artwork at First Baptist Church

News

Man previously arrested on rape charges, charged with another sex crime

News

Natchez-Adams School District to pay $127K to former principal