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Roger Dale Cothran

Roger Dale Cothran, age 54 of Summerville, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sandy Springs, GA. following an extended illness.

Mr. Cothran was born in Rome, Georgia on January 24, 1966, son of the late Curtis Leon Cothran and Linda Faye Walker Cothran. He was a member of the Berryton Church of God and a former member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 507. Mr. Cothran a history buff and loved to fish, garden, collect knives and guns, go to Farmer’s Markets, and talk politics, but his favorite thing to do was be the best Pappaw to his grandchildren. Prior to failing health, he was employed with H.J. Russell Corporation as a Maintenance Supervisor, and had previously worked with Imperial Bonding. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cothran was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Grady and Martha Cothran and his maternal grandparents, H.M. and Edna Walker.

Mr. Cothran is survived by his wife, Carey Smith Cothran; children, Adam and Tonya Hogue, Portal, GA, Austin Cothran of Ringgold, Ashley Cothran of Ringgold and Haley Hogue Dyer of Summerville; Grandchildren, Xavier Hogue, Xander Hogue, Lucas Wright, Landon Wright, and Layla Wright; Hadley Cothran and Jeremiah Dyer; and lifelong friend, Johnny Lee.

Funeral Services for Mr. Cothran will be live-streamed at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, April 18, 2020 from the Berryton Church of God with Pastor Jason Lee officiating. The funeral service will be available on the Berryton Church of God Facebook page. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Zach Abernathy, Alex Abernathy, Stan Nix, Johnny Lee, Seth Huskins, and Kevin Phillips. Honorary Pallbearers will be Corey Dyer, Tonya Abernathy and Bryson Phillips.

The family, as well as the staff of Coffman Funeral Home, ask that you take into consideration the health of yourself and others, as well as the government guidelines that pertain to social gatherings and social distancing, and take proper precautions should you plan to attend the funeral services for Mr. Cothran.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Roger Dale Cothran. Please visit our website at to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.

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