Rhonda O'Barr Cothren returned to her heavenly home on July 13, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Billy H. O'Barr and Mary Helen Purcell O'Barr. She is survived by her husband, Arvie Ray Cothren; sons Jonathan Cothren and Jacob Cothren; daughter-in-law Brandy Cothren; granddaughters Marisa Cothren, Anna Cothren, Emma Cothren, and Rebekah Cothren; her brothers Wayne O'Barr and Greg O'Barr; and her nephews, Ryan O'Barr and Patrick O'Barr.
Mrs. Cothren was a God-fearing woman and member of First Baptist Church of Madison. She shared God's Word daily with her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who put the needs of her family before her own. Mrs. Cothren was a rock of stability for her family and glowing example of how to walk with the Lord. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 15th at Spry Funeral Home from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Graveside service will be held Monday, July 16th at Maple Hill Cemetery at 11:00 AM.
"A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to live,
you gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
and in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts we'll eternally keep."