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Wayne R. Cothern

Wayne R. Cothern, 79, of Jayess, passed away on January 28, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Cothern was born June 19, 1939 in Jayess to Claude and Buena Beard Cothern.
Services were held on January 31, 2019 at Providence Baptist Church. Graveside services followed in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Scott Johnson and Dr. Will Wall officiated the services, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cothern retired from Lawrence County Schools as a teacher. He enjoyed sports, horses, and, after retiring, doing woodwork. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Ard Cothern of Jayess; daughter, Tammy Ladd and husband Clay of Monticello; sons, Jeff Cothern and wife Darleen of Brandon, Keith Cothern and wife Debra of Jayess, and Shannon Cothern and wife Angela of Jayess; one brother, Steve Cothern; grandchildren, Don Ragsdale, Clay and Mark Ladd, Zane and Ty Cothern, Taylor Cothern Ellis, Delton Cothern, Briana and Abbie Errington, Dale and Devin Hooks; and one great-grandchild Luke Ellis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Margie Allen; and one grandchild, Jordan Lane Cothern.