About Us | Cochran Family of Funeral Service


We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide. Each letter or card that is sent is placed on a wall to remind us each and everyday why we do what we do! Below are just a few...

  • "Brandon Burkhead was such a help to my family. My husband and I are from Alabama, and he was killed while on a trip to Blairsville. What was a terrible occurrence was made easier to bare by Mr. Burkhead's kindness he guided me through the decisions I had to make. He never put any pressure on me and everything was handled promptly and with respect."

    The Family of James Clark
  • "Most of the 8 children have used this Funeral Home and we have always been pleased during a time of grief. Thank you for being a part of our family."

    The Family of Mary Ruth Nichols
  • "The staff was most supportive and quick to respond. They went above and beyond what was expected. They are all truly wonderful people."

    The Family of Dean Self
  • "Doug Smith was exceptionally helpful."

    The Family of David Friedly
  • "Thank you for your attention to all of the details, and for making this a beautiful funeral service. Many Thanks!"

    The Family of Olin H. Hughes
  • "We appreciate all the support we received following the death of our brother. Cochran's employees very caring people!"

    The Family of James Edward Bishop Jr.
  • We use Cochran Funeral Homes because of their location, previous service and their reputation. I would recommend their service to anyone! "Thank you Steve!"

    The Family of Margaret Dickey
  • The Funeral Director making arrangements was responsive, helpful, caring and knowledgeable.

    The Family of Dorothy June Dillard
  • "Thank you so very much for the outstanding services you gave our family during the passing of our mother." -Brenda and Bobby Gerald

    The family of Rebecca Mary Barton
  • Rev. Billy Nicholson was excellent he made a sad time very comfortable. I am at total peace after the memorial service!

    Family of Joyce Driskell
  • The treatment from your staff was Grad A, exceptional; and made a very difficult time much easier to bare. Thank you again!

    Family of Cora Lee Carpenter
  • "The Funeral Home met all our needs!"

    The family of Tommy Daniel
  • "I dealt mostly with Carl, he is an angel. Very caring, friendly and helpful. I would recommend you all to anyone!"

    The family of Charles Harper
  • "My mother wanted to be cremated, so we prepaid with Carl some time ago. When Mom died on December 22, Carl's assistance was invaluable, compassionate, and thorough. We've known each other for years, so he was, and is, a friend who took care of me on the worst day of my life. Yours is the finest funeral home in Blue Ridge, and I have attended quite a few services with you over the years. Everything has always been nicely done." -Sarah "Sally" Granda

    Family of Josephine Walker
  • "Thank you for taking such good care of my Dad!"

    The Family of William Reeves
  • "Very Satisfied with the services provided."

    The Family of Dan Wells
  • "Loved that you did not mind texting back and forth with all of my questions. The funeral director making arrangements was responsive, helpful, knowledgeable and caring."

    The Family of Marjorie B. Chambers
  • "Preliminary arrangements were made in advance and the final arrangements were conducted to our complete satisfaction. We have had several family members cared for by the Cochran Funeral Home directors and staff, and in all experiences, we have been satisfied!"

    Family of Barbara Douthit
  • Our family chose to use Cochran Funeral Homes because of their reputation and previous services conducted. The funeral directors are always responsive, helpful, caring and knowledgeable.

    Family of Leon Davenport
  • January 23, 2017

    Karen, Thank you so much to you and the staff of Henry Cochran Funeral Home and the beautiful job that was done in the Memorial Service. You made me feel very comfortable during a difficult time. I commend you on the level of customer service you provided.

    The Wiles Family
  • Thank you to the staff of Henry Cochran. Everyone was so kind and helpful during the loss of our mom. We are so grateful for all that you have done. My family and I appreciate it.

    The Bowers Family
  • January 06, 2017

    Thank you for your kindness during our difficult time. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.

    The McClure Family
  • January 16, 2017

    Carl, You made the most difficult time easier for me. My husband's family, and I were pleased and impressed with your attention and service. Thank you.

    The Holley Family
  • March 16, 2017

    To our friends at Henry Cochran Funeral Home, Our family would like to thank you for the caring way you conducted Dad's funeral. Professionalism is so important, but nothing can replace the caring and kind hearts of the staff. It was evident from the moment you came to pick Dad up until we drove away from the cemetery. Even now, you continue to help and we are so very grateful. Thank you!

    The Pickrell Family
  • February 22, 2017

    Thank you for taking such good care of Al Vigue! Thank you for donating a Bible in his memory. Al would've loved that!

    The Family of Al Vigue
  • April 04, 2017

    They made my time of grief a blessing in how every detail was handled.

    Family of Errol Knighton
  • March 30, 2017

    Excellent service and wonderful staff!

    Family of Bobby Collins
  • March 30, 2017

    The staff at Cochran Funeral Homes was responsive, helpful, caring and knowledgeable. We would recommend them to others and will continue use of their services as needed.

    Family of Michael Valinoti
  • April 11, 2017

    At this difficult time, the ladies I dealt with were wonderful! They made a difficult process so much easier. I would recommend your services to anyone! Thanks again for everything!

    Teresa Deyton (Othella Key service)
  • April 11, 2017

    Karen was very helpful and responsive!

    Carol James (Leonard James service)
  • April 06, 2017

    Truly exceptional service! Karen and Eric were an exceptional help during our darkest hours. Every want and need was met with a smile and understanding. Wonderful service!

    Loretta Nazerian (service for Don Nazerian)
  • April 06, 2017

    I chose to use Cochran Funeral Homes because of previous service provided. The staff was very professional and helpful.

    Betty Knight (Martha Brackett service)
  • April 04, 2017

    A+ Excellent service was provided!

    Stephen Richey Wheeler (Joyce Jordan service)
  • April 10, 2017

    I would recommend Cochran Funeral Homes to others, and in fact, I have. I also have made my prearrangements with Cochran Funeral Homes.

    Rose Brass (Frank Brass service)
  • April 11, 2017

    Cochran's Funeral Home went above and beyond for me and I am, and will always be grateful. I plan to have more service and business when the time comes, and it will as death comes to all of us.

    Cally Nichols-Wiliam Miller service
  • February 01, 2017

    Because of my neighbor's recommendation and the Cochran reputation, this funeral home was our first choice. Thank you does not express my own gratitude (or my family members either) for all your company did to make this experience flow with such genuine sympathy and concern for all our comfort and emotional state - thank you so very much. Sincerely grateful, Paula Garbach and family

    Paula Garbach
  • I will never forget how kind and caring your staff was when they came in the middle of the night, in the pouring rain to pick up my precious mom after she passed. The respect and genuine courtesy was greatly appreciated in our time of great sorrow. Thank You!

    Family of Sarah Ann Thomas
  • Words cannot express how grateful we are to you...for guiding us through a very difficult time for our family. It was a pleasure to work with you and everyone at Cochran's. Every detail was handled with such respect and kindness. The moment we walked in the door, we knew we were in good hands. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Debbie & David Steed and Rusty Bishop

    Family of Doris Bishop
  • On behalf of my father, my sister and myself I would like to offer you my sincerest thanks for making the process of my mother’s cremation as painless as possible for us. Your compassion and sincerity made a difference in the way we felt about the whole process of saying goodbye to my mom. However painful it is to have her gone from us, having people like you, at Cochran’s, care for our loved one and treat all of us with respect and dignity, meant the world to us. Once again, our heartfelt thanks for all that you have done for us during our time of sorrow. Sincerely, Kimberly Wolfort

    Family of Jeanne Wolfort
  • Thanks so much for all that You and the Staff have done for our family. We could not have asked for anything better than the Kindness, Respect & Professionalism shown by Cochran Funeral Home. Respectfully: Richard & Lila Greene

    Richard Greene (Bonnie Mae Hunter Service)
  • My mom, Fran Taylor, would have loved her memorial service. The venue you helped us pick at Helton Creek Falls was perfect and absolutely beautiful. The obituary (you primarily wrote) really described my mom and her personality and it really was the best obituary I've ever read. I'm forever grateful to you for all your help, compassion, kindness, and professionalism. I can't find the words to express how wonderful you were to my sister and I during the worst time of our lives. I would highly recommend you and Cochran Funeral Homes to anyone in need of your services. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Best wishes, Wendy Wagner Ryback

    Wendy Wagner Ryback (Fran Taylor Services)
  • I wanted to reach out and commend the amazing job Brandon [The Funeral Director] did for our family with our mother's unexpected tragedy. He was of great comfort and provided major support during our extremely difficult situation. He made the experience very personal and we have no doubt that every decision we made was the highest and best one possible. Thank you so very much.

    Valerie Wagner (Fran Taylor Services)
  • Dear Cochran Family & Staff, Thank you very much for all you did for our Dad. From beginning to end (the funeral director) handled all aspects of our Dad's arrangements in the most kind and professional manner. Because of him, laying our Dad to rest was an uplifting experience. We will never forget how beautifully done everything was. Cochran Funeral Home made it easier for us to say goodbye to Dad. You have our Heartfelt appreciation,

    The Family of Harold Beadle
  • "Thank you" is not enough- my heart was overwhelmed with your kindness and help. God Bless,

    Carol King
  • Thank you with all my heart for the beautiful "Lift up thine eyes". I will always hold it dear t my heart. It is giving me comfort and peace. Also, Thank you for being so kind to us. I hope God will bless you always,

    Eric,Sue & Family
  • We could not ask for nicer people in making all the arrangements; and by phone at that! Especially Brandon who volunteered to meet my daughter in Hall County to get Gladys' outfit for burial. A special thanks to him. That was beyond the call of duty!! We were all pleased with her makeup, she was so pretty! And her hair! It means alot to the family members seeing how you were so kind and caring at this time in our lives. Thanks again, we are truly appreciative,

    Jewell Adams
  • Just wanted to say "Thank You" for the awesome job you did with Daddy's service. We were so pleased with the nice job you did with the display, streaming video, guest cards and program, ect. Daddy would have been so proud! I will be sure to recommend ya'll to anyone needing your services!

    Betty (Saxon) Hopkins
  • Thank you for helping us with a service that David would have been proud of. His life meant so much to us and you helped us celebrate that life; therefore making that painful task of death preparation a little easier to complete. The family of David Cox: Vicki Cox and Kristin, Chris, Lilly & Hudson Collins

    The family of David Cox
  • My family and I are so grateful and appreciative for your caring and compassion at the time of Daddy's death. Your attention to detail was impeccable and the thoughtfully written obituary mirrored his 91 short years beautifully. Your kindness surely helped make a very difficult time easier, Thank you. May God bless you and His face shine upon you always. Blessings,

    Becky Quick
  • Thank you so very much for all of the things you did for my wife, Lucille after her death. Everything you did showed the total respect you had for her and her family. Word are to inadequate to express my gratitude to your staff when they took her to the hearse. Instead of rolling her out, they very gently carried her. The entire family had one last opportunity to tell her goodbye. Thank you for the respect you showed my wife, Lucille. The visitation on Saturday was absolutely wonderful. The card (Memorial Folder) was beyond comparison. Express my appreciation to Brandon. He did such a wonderful job with everything he did. Thank God for Cochran Funeral Home.

    Heyward Wilson
  • Thank you for bringing sunshine into our lives when we needed it most. You have been amazing! Blessings to you.

    Jan, Kathleen & Family
  • "Thank you so much for the beautiful memory folders and flowers you sent to us during Dad's death. And, most of all, thank you for just being there for us during our time of need. Marvin, Eulala, and all the staff of Cochran's Funeral Home, your friendship means more to us than you will ever know."

    The family of W.S.
  • Thanks to Cochran Funeral Home for supporting Vogel State Park Kids Fishing Rodeo. You helped create memories for 300 children. Memories that will last a lifetime. Many were first time anglers. Thanks for being a friend and supporter,

    Cliff Tippens, Park Manager
  • "Thank you very much for the help you gave us during the loss of our mother. You did a wonderful job with her and the service. We appreciate your kindness. May God bless you."

    The family of P.D.
  • "I would like to thank you for extending the long hand of love, caring, concern, and hospitality to our family during our time of grief for the loss of a family member. Your dedication and professionalism meant so much to us."

  • "We want to thank you for the kindness that was shown to our family as we worked through the funeral arrangements for our father. I have received so many positive comments about the video tribute. It was especially meaningful to Daddy's sister, who lives far away and was not able to attend the funeral. Thank you for offering us that opportunity to share small glimpses of Daddy's life with both those who knew him and those who didn't."

    The family of J.K.
  • "To the Cochran Family and Employees: at the inevitable end of our earthly life, how comforting it is to know that there are people like you to assist the remaining family and friends. We all feel that our situation was handled professionally, respectfully, and most important of all, compassionately. You provide our community with a service that can sometimes be very difficult, and we recognize that. Thank you so much for a job well done. We appreciate every act of kindness and thoughtfulness, during one of our darkest hours. May God richly bless and continue to guide each of you."

    The Family of D.D.
  • "We have always found the staff at Cochran's to be caring, friendly and efficient. They are very good at their jobs. It is important to families that the deceased look as "natural" as possible, and Steve and Max are the very best. Cochran's Funeral Homes never make you feel like you've overstayed your welcome even if visitation runs longer than the suggested time."

  • "I have known the Cochran brothers since birth. They are fine Christian men, very caring and thoughtful of everyone. I would not have known what to do without their guidance. The minister remarked at the funeral that (the deceased) was the most beautiful corpse he had ever seen. It was a blessing to us to put her away in such dignity. I would recommend this funeral home above any other we have had dealings with. We are so lucky to have people like these to turn to in our time of need."

  • "This was our first experience with a cremation. Mr. Cochran (Steve) was very patient and informative, and answered all of our questions. We were very pleased with the services."