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Testimonials

After the funeral service, many families reach out to express their gratitude for our support and guidance during one of the most difficult times in their lives, and we’re honored to receive their positive feedback. These messages speak for themselves, so we want to share them with you.

 


 

If you feel we’ve met or exceeded your expectations or just want to say thanks, please contact us or submit a testimonial below. We would love to hear from you and know that we made a positive impact on your family during a time of need.

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Cochran's Funeral Home did a fantastic job with my sister, They make you feel like family and are very comforting in the worst time you can ever imagine in your life. A special shout out to the whole crew, Gabe Cochran, Tom Jordon, and especially Eric Smith. If there was a place to give it my family would give them a five star rating. Again, thank you all for everything!!

Anthony White & Family

August 20, 2020

The funeral director at Cochran Funeral Home was great.

Darlene Holloway

April 22, 2020

Maci was very caring and helpful. She is wonderful young lady. We received excellent overall services.

Glenda Hood

April 19, 2020

Brandon was GREAT (You are the best, Brandon)! Very Professional and compassionate.

Sue Upchurch

April 15, 2020

Our family has been exclusively cared for by the Cochran family my entire life. There has never been another thought as to who we would turn to in the worst moments when we experience grief. From Max to Steve and now Gabe, the Cochran family name is synonymous with humility, peace and calm - the most sought after traits one seeks in those terrible times. They've offered the most elaborate or simple services and everything in between, depending on the wishes of our loved ones, and never made us feel pressured to do anything other than what our departed wanted. We don't mind paying for quality, which is certainly what the Cochran name is, but thankfully, that isn't a requirement when working with them. They have never disappointed us. When you lose a family member, there are many, many decisions to be made. Most of those decisions come out of the blue and you have no idea what to do or where to turn. You have enough on your mind anyway, apart from unspeakable grief. I am incredibly thankful that the decision of choosing a family to care for my loved ones and make their final arrangements is not another decision I have to make. I turn it over to Steve. That is one less decision I have to make. Thank you, Steve. Thank you Max and Gabe. Thank you to each of your family members that ensure our experience is as gentle as it can be. Our family is indebted to yours.

Dawn Jameson

March 30, 2020

Cochran Funeral Home was very helpful and caring. Overall excellent.

Vickie Brackett

March 20, 2020

My family felt very comfortable with all the staff. Each detail was handled in a very caring way. Thank you all for helping us through the most difficult time of our life. God bless all of you.

Norma Jean Wallace

November 10, 2019

We found Cochran Funeral Home very caring. They paid attention to detail and gave us personalized service. The staff was very flexible to help meet our needs. I would recommend Cochran Funeral Homes to anyone who are in need of assistance during a most difficult time

Judy Kelley.

October 20, 2019

I want to thank Steve and Max Cochran and staff for making a very sad day bearable. I have never seen a funeral more professionally done than my mom’s, Ada Callihan. Cochran’s went well over and beyond expectations. Thank you so much!

Gwen Callihan Butler

October 12, 2019

Thanks to all the staff at Cochran Funeral Home for a job well done. Everyone was so professional and caring during a difficult time for our family. You are the best.

B. Hawkins

October 12, 2019

Thank you for attention to all the details and making this a beautiful funeral.

Olin Hughes Family

June 18, 2019

Everyone went above and beyond to help. A special thank you to Eric for answering all our questions and all the extra help with needed paperwork. Our family has used this funeral home on several occasions and they always went above and beyond in helping us during a very difficult time. May God bless all of you.

Tamatha Beck

June 13, 2019

Thank you so much for your compassion and knowledge in our difficult time. We felt we were among friends.

Judi Rinehart

June 10, 2019

I appreciate how patient, helpful, and thoughtful Mr. Cochran was with me. I thank him very much for everything.

James Rugg

April 06, 2019

Brandon took care of my Mother's arrangements last year, and when I showed up at the door, he said he would be handling the arrangements because he remembered me. It meant a lot to me and showed me he cared. It made it a lot easier and more comfortable for me.

Kathleen Orchin

March 05, 2019

Austin was so helpful and caring. He made a sad experience so much easier to handle. He wasn't pushy and gave us just what we wanted.

Sylvia Breslin

March 05, 2019

Blue Ridge Funeral Home has always met my needs. I have my funeral paid for there. Excellent Cochran men! Love them both.

Kathy Hunt

January 09, 2019

A wait for the laminated obituary cards, heaven they then delivered them to my home - a very thoughtful and appreciated thing. Thank you.

Louella Warner

January 06, 2019

Everyone was so very considerate. Austin was so respectful when he picked up Frank's body. Brandon guided me through so many decisions. Thank you so much.

Clare Kimmel

December 05, 2018

When my Mother passed away Max was very caring and considerate. Thank you for making a difficult time less stressful.

Brenda Borton

October 06, 2018

Very thoughtful to all of our needs. Did not rush anyone. Helpful with music for the services.

Nancy Abercrombie

October 03, 2018

What we planned after our Father died would have been slightly different if we had prearranged. I was very pleased with the service and heard others say it was one of the most beautiful services.

Carolyn Hutson

October 02, 2018

You folks do a great job on everything. Thank you all.

Roy Neal

September 03, 2018

Thank you for taking care of me at my most difficult moments.

Fran Kramer

August 10, 2018

Brandon was wonderful. Thank you for all your help.

Helen Miller

July 19, 2018

overall - Very good. Austin did a good job.

Gordon Taylor

July 10, 2018

You need some way to combat Mtn. View's reputation of being much cheaper! Overall you are so much better.

James Hooper

May 09, 2018

I just do not have the words to adequately convey my thanks for the care and compassion that was shown by Cochran Funeral Home to me and my family.

Richard Greene

May 06, 2018

Appreciate all the help I received during this time of sorrow. Thank you, Steve and staff.

Linda Harris

April 27, 2018

Have received continued service even two months after the service. I recommend Cochran Funeral Homes.

Gene Sprayberry

April 25, 2018

I had to do these arrangements alone. I have never felt more relaxed and at peace with the service I received. Brandon was very helpful. Thank you, God bless.

Tamara Hamilton

April 25, 2018

Our first experience with Cochran was after an unexpected death. The staff was kind, thoughtful, and helpful. For this experience, we preplanned with the staff and it lessened the stress of the sad time. The staff was responsive and patient, providing timely and helpful service.

Dawn Lamade

April 15, 2018

The people I dealt with made it all so easy. Everything was taken care of. I would recommend preplanning through Cochran's. I was so relieved the final arrangements only took fifteen minutes.

Loretta Conley

April 12, 2018

I took Mother to make her funeral arrangements to pick what she wanted. It made it easier on all the family - Max & Steve Cochran treat everyone like family. They are family when you deal with the Cochrans - You're dealing with family that cares.

Susie Winkler

March 15, 2018

I can't think of anything more that the staff could have done to make this experience any better. They were very compassionate and sought to accommodate all our needs. We were especially pleased with the appearance of our loved one. She had a huge black eye and looked terrible when she passed, but somehow your staff was able to disguise that and make her as beautiful as we knew she was. Thank you!

Virginia Lindvig

March 10, 2018

Max, Austin, and Brandon went far beyond their call of duty in helping us in our arrangements. They helped us make sure that several special requests Miss Addington had requested were carried out in a very special manner and we are so appreciative of their help and guidance with all of that.

Doug Hughes

January 30, 2018

You have a great staff at Blue Ridge!

Devina Lee

January 30, 2018

Pre-planning is the best way to go, and take a lot of pressure off during the extreme grief. Pre-planning final documents, such as culmination of pictures and detail planning for the service can be started at the time of pre-planning.

Mattie Hirth

January 25, 2018

Steve Cochran was very helpful and patient with us and was a tremendous help at this tough time in my family's life. The whole staff was great and the pricing was much better than in Brevard County, FL.

Mark Greene

January 25, 2018

The care and respect, especially noted when we came to view my father was greatly appreciated. I have been to other funeral homes for relatives and was devastated with how cold and detached treatment was. This was a completely different experience. Just seeing the patch work quilt placed over my dad felt like a loving gesture. Thank you all.

Shari Rubin

January 06, 2018

Thanks for all you have done. You all were great.

Sherry Henderson

December 10, 2017

I would like to take this time to thank you all for the quality of service in our times of grief and bereavement.

Hoyt Wright

October 18, 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 - William Miller service

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 11, 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 10, 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 06, 2017

A+ Excellent service was provided!

Stephen Richey Wheeler (Joyce Jordan service)

April 04, 2017

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

Family of Errol Knighton

April 04, 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

March 30, 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

March 16, 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

February 22, 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

February 01, 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

January 23, 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

January 16, 2017

Cochran Funeral Home was very responsive, helpful, and caring during this difficult time. Each detail was met with excellence, from the appearance of our loved one to the helpful staff.

Larry Dilbeck

January 05, 2017

Our family has used Cochran Funeral Homes for many years. They have always been helpful, caring, and knowledgeable of our family's needs and do their best to see our requests are fulfilled.

William Harper, Jr.

December 28, 2016

Cochran Funeral Home went above and beyond for me. Gabe and Eric went out of their way to be helpful. I am, and will always be extremely grateful and plan to have more service and business when the time comes. And it will, as death comes to all of us. Thank you

Cally Nichols

December 15, 2016

Our experience with Cochran Funeral Home was excellent. The staff was very caring and helpful. They took time to listen and guided us every step of the process of planning a funeral.

Veronica Collins

November 30, 2016

The funeral director making arrangements was very responsive to our needs. We received personalized service and great attention was paid to each detail.

Vernal Barrow

November 20, 2016

Thank you for the vault that was free of charge since my dad was a veteran. Brandon was very compassionate and could not have been more helpful in a difficult time. I was very impressed with the service we received from Cochran's.

Carol Cook

January 20, 2016

We received excellent service and care. We were very pleased.

Charles Dotson

January 15, 2009

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

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

The McClure Family

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

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."

E.R.

"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."

Anonymous

"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."

L.G.

"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.

D.P.

"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!

The 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!

The 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

We were very happy with the service and especially the recommendation for the cemetery as well.

Edward Schroeder

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