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Judith Rae Cockrum

December 23, 1940 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 79)


Mrs. Judith Rae Cockrum, age 79, of Benton; passed away surrounded by her loving husband and son, at 12:03 a.m. Sunday, December 20, 2020 in the Herrin Hospital.

Mrs. Cockrum’s wishes are to be cremated with no public services.

She was born on December 23, 1940 in Benton; the daughter of Dale A. Moore and Lois (Chaplain) Moore. Judy would marry William Robert Cockrum on July 3, 1960, and he survives.

Judy formerly worked as an optician and a hairdresser.

She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.

Judy enjoyed singing and was a member of the “Sweet Adelines”; most of all she loved her family.

Mrs. Cockrum is survived by her loving husband of 60 years William Robert “Bob” Cockrum, Sr. of Benton; a son William Robert “Bill” Cockrum, Jr. of Knoxville, TN; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Linda Davis and husband Gary of Benton, Betty Vick of Belleville, IL, Kathy King of Benton, Curtis Cockrum and wife Rhonda of Oak Ridge, TN, and Kenneth Cockrum and wife Amy of Benton; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Sharon Bolen.

Memorial contributions may be made In Memory of Judy Cockrum to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children.

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