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Joanne (Glenn) Cothran

September 19, 1934 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 84)

Joanne Glenn Cothran, widow of Joseph Cothran, died Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Born in Charleston, she was a daughter of the late Harry Cross and Elizabeth Heape Glenn.

Joanne was a committed follower of Jesus Christ as a member of Earle Street Baptist Church and had a love of the gospel from childhood. She also had a great love of people – neighborhood friends, church friends, and especially her family.  She and Joe, her husband of 60 years, dreamed of the life they would have together and the family they would raise, and God blessed them beyond what they imagined. As a native Charlestonian, Joanne was a true Southern lady, but one who loved to laugh - especially at herself.  We are thankful for the life she lived and the legacy she leaves behind.

Joanne is survived by her daughters, Kathryn C. Dority and her husband Ken of Greenville, Mary C. Schaefer and her husband John of Marietta, GA, and Patricia C. Pfister and her husband Bill of Boone, NC; son, Joseph Guy Cothran, III, and his wife Jan of Asheville, NC; thirteen grandchildren, Chase and Joshua Dority, Brice, Owen, Ezra and Lock Cothran, Mary Glenn Bowen, Maggie Snow, Jack and Caleb Schaefer, and Will, Ford, and Riley Pfister; four great grandchildren; and two brothers, Carl Glenn and his wife Nancy of Summerville, and David Glenn and his wife Elaine of Ladson.

n addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Glenn, and a sister, Barbara Thompson.  

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Earle Street Baptist Church, with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Earle Street Baptist Church, 225 Earle Street, Greenville, SC 29609, or a charity of one’s choice.


Donations may be made to:

Earle Street Baptist Church
225 West Earle Street, Greenville SC 29609
Tel: 1-864-233-5332
Web: https://www.esbcgreenville.org/


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