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Beverly Wright Cochran, 71, of Smithfield, passed away on Dec. 21, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Robert W. Wright Sr. and Virginia Slate Wright. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Atkins Martin (Eddie); grandchildren, Lauren Atkins, Aaron Martin and Jacob Martin, and great-grandchild, Max Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Cochran; son, Michael Brian Atkins, and her brother, Robert “Bobby” W. Wright Jr. A graveside service was held on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Memorial Park, Smithfield. Online condolences may be registered at