Mollie Sue Adams Cothran of Odessa, TX passed away on August 24, 2021 after a heroic 2 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. Mollie is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Ray Cothran; son Chad Cothran and his wife Jan of Dallas, TX; son Jason and his wife Karen, grandson Cooper, and granddaughter Ella of Abilene, TX; and brother Dale Adams and his wife Debbie of Watauga, TX. Mollie was preceded in death by her parents John Edgar and Dessie Dee Adams; brother Geral Adams; brother Robert Adams; sister Helen Colburn; sister Lollie Pierce; and sister Dessie Goretska.
Mollie lived in Kilgore, TX and Notrees, TX before settling down for most of her life in Odessa, TX. Mollie was a proud Odessa Permian graduate (Class of ’63). Over the years, she made many friends and brightened the lives of all those she met during her time working at Odessa American, Gandy’s, Cummings Sales & Service, Home Savings & Loan, Nurses Unlimited, and the Texas Lottery. Those who knew Mollie best knew her for her zest for life; her love of family; her hospitality; and her good cooking.
The family is grateful for the tremendous care Mollie received at Texas Oncology. In lieu of sending flowers to the Cothrans, the family asks that you consider donating to West Texas Gifts of Hope, which provides sandwiches for patients going through chemotherapy treatments free of charge.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Mollie’s life from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2021, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel.
Livestreaming of the service will be available at www.npwelch.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.