Mrs. Beatrice Virginia (Cothran) Alexander

March 13, 1934 ~ March 21, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Mrs. Beatrice Virginia “Bea” Alexander, age 89 of Trion, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in a local healthcare center.

Mrs. Alexander was born in Berryton, Georgia on March 13, 1934, daughter of the late William Henry Grady Cothran and Martha Beatrice Brown Cothran.  She was a member of the South Summerville Baptist Church and was retired from the Lucky’s Supermarket in Menlo. She loved to cook, sew, can food and refinish furniture, but her favorite activity was spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph E. Alexander; second husband, Ray Burkhalter; sister, Betty Sue Cothran; brothers, Bill Cothran, Jerry Cothran, Curtis Cothran, and Sammy Cothran; and a great grandson, Jordan Blane Duke.

Mrs. Alexander is survived by a son and daughter-in-in-law, Keith and Sondra Alexander; daughter and son-in-law, Jimmie and Barry Duke; grandchildren, Virginia Celeste Duke Hutchens and Crystal Denae Duke; great grandchildren, Madison Leigh Hutchens, Trystan Blake Hutchens, Brayden Tyler Hutchens, Joshua Brent Duke and Jeslyn Brook Duke; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Alexander will be held Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Casey Bramlett officiating.  Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Arnold Kilgo, Kenneth Blansit, John Sterner, Gary Duke, Blake Hutchens, Tyler Hutchens and Joshua Duke.  Honorary Pallbearers will be the Staff of Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, C-Hall Nurses and CNAs and the Staff of Affinis Hospice.

Mrs. Alexander will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 P.M.  until the service hour.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Beatrice Virginia “Bea” Alexander.  Please visit to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.

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Funeral Service
March 26, 2023

3:00 AM
West Hill Cemetery

March 26, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Coffman Funeral Home - Petitt Chapel
12855 Highway 27
Summerville, GA 30747-5897


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