Nancy Jane Cochran, 74, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away on July 12, 2022. Nancy was born December 1, 1947, in Eccles, W.Va., to James and Gathie Cozart Davidson.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jiles Austin Cochran Sr.; grandson, Antonio Marcus Ortiz; great-grandson, Chandler Tatum; and brothers, James (Bud) Davidson; Virgil Davidson; Roger Davidson; and Wylie Davidson.

Nancy leaves behind her children, Jiles Jr. (Lisa) Cochran, Mylinda (Tony) Ortiz, and Jennifer McNeely; grandchildren, Justin Cochran, Jessica (Ortega) Tatum, Brandon (Abby) Gregg, Austin and Nicolas Ortiz, and Megan (Jovanie) Lopez; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Jonathon and Jake Cochran, Chance Tatum, Ninah and Piper Lopez, and Gabriel and Liberty Gregg; and siblings, Cynthia Brewer of Ohio and Bonnie Blake of West Virginia.

Nancy grew up in Glen Daniel, W.Va., and lived in Fairdale, W.Va., until 1989, when they moved to North Carolina. She was a faithful and loving wife, mother, nana, and great-nana. She was a dedicated Christian and loved her church family at Calvary Baptist Church in Statesville.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held after the visitation starting at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Chris Hazlip officiating. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Nancy’s grandsons, Justin Cochran, Brandon Gregg, Jovanie Lopez, Austin and Nicolas Ortiz, and Ortega Tatum.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cochran family.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cochran family.

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