The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Ernest was born April 26, 1951 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Jesse Adams, Sr. and Arlee Cochran Ball. He was preceded in death by three siblings, Eloise Felton, Reverend William Felton and Retired Captain David Ball. He was a graduate of Macon County Elementary School and he acquired his high school education from the old historic D. F. Douglass High School. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined the band of Christian believers at the Holy House of God under the pastoralship of Elder Bell Vinson. He was employed with Southern Wood Supplies, Inc. as a machine operator. He was a loyal and dedicated worker. In 1970 he was united in holy matrimony to the former Mary Lillie Hill and to this union they were blessed with four children.
Survivors include a loving and devoted wife of forty two years, Mary Lillie Hill Cochran, Oglethorpe, Georgia; four children, Gary Cochran (Shannon), Ft. Valley, Georgia, Stacy Cochran, Montezuma, Georgia, Tawanda Brown (Alton) and Garrett Cochran all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; six grandchildren and one great grandson; step-father, King Ball, Montezuma, Georgia; step- mother, Doris Adams, Perry, Georgia; fourteen siblings, Willie Lewis Felton, Montezuma, Georgia, Wayne Ball, Atlanta, Georgia, Carol Ball, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Kimberly Ball, Montezuma, Georgia, Yolanda Ball, Perry, Georgia, Michael Ball (Rochelle) and Gilbert Ball (Robin) all of Montezuma, Georgia, Jesse Adams, Larry Adams, Gloria Adams-Brunson (Edward) all of Perry, Georgia, Bobbie Jean Adams, Warner Robins, Georgia, Minnie Denise Adams, Columbus, Georgia, Beverly Andrea Smith (Felton), Warner Robins, Georgia and Pamela Rumph (Stephen) Bonaire, Georgia; Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Deacon J. D. Hill (Lula), Ideal, Georgia, Pearlie Joseph and Ollie Harris (Eugene) all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Larry Hill, Atlanta, Georgia, Douglas Hill (Linda), Vero Beach, Florida, Dennis Hill, (Tammy Fitzgerald), Henry Hill (Linda), all Oglethorpe, Georgia, Shirley Outler (Clarence), Atlanta, Georgia, Gwendolyn Rucker (Ezell), and Melvin Hill, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
- Towanda Brown(Friday, June 08 12 02:34 pm EDT)
I Love You Daddy,and i miss you so very much need you here with me.
- Pinky (Maddox Family)(Friday, February 17 12 08:13 pm EST)
Love you Uncle Rev.
- SARA CLEMONS(Monday, February 06 12 12:27 am EST)
I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE.NO TIME ON EARTH IS LONG ENOUGH TO SHARE WITH THOSE WE LOVE OR PREPARE OUR HEARTS FOR GOODBYE.MAY TIME SOFTEN THE PAIN UNTIL ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE COMFORT OF PRECIOUS MEMORIES AND THE LOVED SHARED.
KEEPING YOU IN MY PRAYERS AND WISHING YOU PEACE.
[ISAIAH 25:8] GIVES US COMFORT THAT "GOD WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH FOREVER..." YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST ON YOUR LOSS.
- PAT PAREMORE(Tuesday, January 31 12 08:16 pm EST)
TO THE COCHRAN FAMILY,OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.MAY THE FAMILY BE COMFORTED BY GOD'S HOLY WORD.TRUST IN THE LORD.MRS.ELIZABETH WILLIAMS AND FAMILY BOBBIE,BENNIE ROSE,CURTIS,MARVIN,PAT,SHIRLEY,JERRY,AND BRENDA.
- The Neal Family(Tuesday, January 31 12 11:39 am EST)
To the Ball-Cochran Family; our prayers and thoughts are with you during your time of bereavement.
- ariel frederick(Sunday, January 29 12 11:10 am EST)
This was one caring loving and hard working man he is gone but never forgotten I love you mr.rev
- Agnes Hosley Sumner(Saturday, January 28 12 01:29 pm EST)
Heartfelt Condolences and Deepest Sympathy to the Cochran family and friends!
- Adrian Harris(Friday, January 27 12 08:21 pm EST)
My prayers are with the Cochran family. I'm very sorry for your loss.
With deepest sympathy,
Ron, Adrian, & Family