Ella Cockrell

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Daily Press
October 14, 1990


HAMPTON – Ella Mae Cockrell, 79, died Friday, Oct. 12, in Riverside Regional Medical Center.

A native of Reedville, Mrs. Cockrell was a Peninsula resident for 51 years. She owned and operated Tidewater Crab Co., Newport News, until she retired in 1973.

She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Comrade Sunday School class, Hampton. She served two terms as president of Colonial Place Womens Club, Hampton, was a charter and life member of the Virginia Seafood Council, which she served as treasurer, was a past president of the Cosmo Pal Club, Hampton, and a trustee and life member of the executive board of the Peninsula Home for the Aging.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret C. Thompson of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; a son, L. Laughton Cockrell of Williamsburg; three sisters, Leah D. McHatton of Hampton, Bessie Ann New of Alexandria, and Eunice D. Smiley of St. Augustine, Fla.; a brother, H. Cecil Deihl of Bryantown, Md., and three granchildren.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Central United Methodist Church by the Rev. Kenneth W. Newsome. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home.

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