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Mary Evelyn Cochran Loyd

March 18, 1940 — January 16, 2024

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Cochran Loyd, age 83, of Rockmart, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at her residence.

Mrs. Loyd was born in Taylorsville, GA, on March 18, 1940, a daughter of the late Claude Allen Cochran and Texana Dudley Cochran. She had lived all her life in Taylorsville and Rockmart and was a housewife and homemaker. Mrs. Loyd was a member of Second Baptist Church of Rockmart. She was an accomplished seamstress who enjoyed crafts, working in her yard with flowers, was an excellent cook, and cherished the time she spent keeping her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Loyd was preceded in death by her husband, Benny G. Loyd, on April 20, 2014, whom she married November 9, 1957. Two brothers, Harold Cochran and Wendell Cochran, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Loyd is survived by two daughters, Diane (Doug) Gage, and Lori (Tommie) Russell; two sons, Danny Loyd and Jeff (Layne) Loyd; grandchildren, Amanda (Todd) Cooper, Heather (Russ) Mines, Jennifer Presley, Brad Loyd, Brandon (Hayley) Loyd, Kevin (Ashley) Loyd, Luke (Jessie) Jones, Lauren (David) Wu, Sarah Gage, and Aden Jiles. Twenty-six great-grandchildren with one on the way, three great-great-grandchildren, a special daughter, Teresa Krawiec, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Loyd will be Friday, January 19, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at Second Baptist Church with Rev. David Warriner officiating. Eulogies will be delivered by family members. Interment will follow in Rockmart Memorial Gardens with Rev. Eddy Hughes officiating.

Mrs. Loyd’s family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will include Brad Loyd, Brandon Loyd, Luke Jones, Bailey Cooper, Chandler Cooper, and Kevin Loyd.

Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Mary Evelyn Cochran Loyd.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, January 19, 2024

1:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory

304 West Elm Street, Rockmart, GA 30153

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Friday, January 19, 2024

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