Aug. 7 Obituaries
Miriam Sullivan Cochran, of Irving, went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at the age of 91. It was a special day in that Miriam chose the birthday of her late husband Loren to be reunited.
Funeral service for Mrs. Cochran will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church Chapel. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Miriam was born in Appomattox, Va. on Feb. 27, 1928 and was the first born to Bob and Violet Hannah. She and her three siblings grew up on the family’s farm along the banks of the Appomattox River. Her childhood memories included climbing cherry trees, eating cherries to the point of getting sick and sliding down the banks of the river. Miriam was always described, from the earliest age, as a “natural bubbling personality that loved people while having fun and bringing joy during times of hardship.” Her children and grandchildren witnessed those same happy attributes.
She leaves a legacy of faith and trust in God. She faced many trials and was steadfast in her belief in God and knowing He would provide. Her four children learned from her example. Although she will be missed, her family takes comfort in knowing she is in heaven and has received her crown of life, James 1:12
She met the love of her life, Loren W. Sullivan Jr., in Richmond and they were married on Nov. 15, 1947. They lived in Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma and eventually settled in Texas, where they lived the remainder of their lives. For many years they lived in Snyder, where he managed the JCPenney store. They became active members of the First Baptist Church, serving in many ministries. Miriam loved praise music and into her final days could be found clapping and dancing for Jesus. Upon the early death of her husband, Miriam found great comfort and purpose by working at the church. She served many years as the financial secretary and many considered her as the joyful soul in the office. While working at the church, she met Ray Cochran and they married in January 1983.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Sullivan, her son, Bill Sullivan, and two brothers, Jim Hannah and Ray Cochran.
Miriam is survived by her three children, Patricia Myers and her husband, Jimmy, of Bakersfield, Calif., Susan Kruger and her husband, Wesley, of Austin and John Sullivan and his wife, Nancy, of Coppell; her grandchildren, Jason Sullivan, Megan Alsharki, Zackery Sullivan, Melissa Cain, Stephen Rinehart, Ross Kruger, Reid Kruger, Rhett Kruger, Lauren Sullivan and Ryan Sullivan; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and her siblings, Barbara Swingle of Virginia and Sarah Frye of North Carolina.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
Wayne Webster, 74, of Snyder, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.
A memorial service for Mr. Webster will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Reid Johnson officiating. The service will be under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born on Aug. 17, 1944 in Spur to George and Georgia (Parr) Webster, he married Mary Brooks on Nov. 5, 1965 in Post. Wayne was a tool pusher most of his life. He enjoyed gardening, farming and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Judy Webster and Marie Lessing; two brothers, James and David Webster; and one son-in-law, Ricky Chaidez.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Webster of Snyder; three daughters, Lee Ann Chaidez and Della Webster, both of Snyder, and Amy Webster of San Angelo; one son, Wyatt Webster of Midland; one son-in-law, Jose Alcaraz of Albany; two sisters, Betty Bural of Girard and Lucy Lewis; two grandsons, Brayden Culwell and Kerri of Hugh Springs and John Culwell and Vennessa of Lubbock; five granddaughters, Krista Childs and Cody, Brittni Moody and Jeremy, Hanna Alcaraz and Ezra Alcaraz, all of Snyder, and Chelsea Chaidez of Colorado City; and eight grandchildren, Reagan and Jet Childs, both of Snyder, Lance, Ty, R.J. and Chase Culwell, all of Hugh Springs, and Oli and Zephyr Culwell, both of Lubbock.
Online condolences may be posted at www.millerfamilyfuneralhome.com.