BOGGS, Arleen (Cochran), age 75 of Atlanta, GA passed away on November 8, 2019.  Arleen was born on November 16, 1943 in Cartersville, GA to the late Bernice Davis and late Ted Cochran. She spent her early years living in Cartersville surrounded by her “Grandmother”, uncles, aunts, and beloved cousins.  She moved to Atlanta, GA at the age of 13 and lived there until her death.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Joey.  She leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Jenefer Sarka, son-in-law Ken Sarka; sisters, Gwen Gustavson (Jon), Nancy Davis (Jerry), and Joann Lee (Benny); several nieces and nephews, cousins, and an abundance of friends. She retired from AT&T after faithfully working in a number of positions through her years of devoted service. Arleen performed many roles in her life. Her greatest role was as an extraordinary mother to her daughter, Jeni.  She was a person who drew others to her with her sense of humor, loyalty, and talent. She had friends from all walks of her life whether it be from her career, school years, neighborhood or the karaoke community.  Her passion throughout life was music. She will be remembered for her amazing voice and performances through the years. Arleen overcame much adversity in her life.  She was strong when life called for strength.  She was wise when life’s circumstances required wisdom.  She was persistent when others would have given up. And she loved her family and friends fiercely. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12 noon at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. James Gwin officiating.  Family visitation will be held before the service beginning at 11 o’clock.  Interment will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Duluth, GA following the funeral service. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville, Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. You will be missed my special friend, was such a blessing to have met you so many years ago. Until we meet again!

  2. I loved my dear friend the first time I met her, June 1965. My very first job out of high school. This Lady taught me so much.
    I love you and will miss you here on earth. One day in heaven we will have a wonderful reunion and celebration without pain.

  3. Vern! A fabulous friend when we worked at Bell. Loved the dry wit and the positive attitude. I count myself as blessed for the privilege of knowing her, she truly was a remarkable woman!

  4. She was a very sweet lady with a beautiful singing voice. She will be missed. My prayers are with all her love ones.

  5. Arleen was a wonderful, amazing, beautiful, talented lady, who had a wonderful sense of humor. I’m proud she was my friend. You’re loved and missed by many. Until we meet again my friend.

  6. I loved Arleen with all my heart. I was her fan and I’m so proud to say that we became dear friends. Spending time with Arleen was like spending time with angels. She honored me by allowing me to sit at her table at the Get-Away and we ate a lot of catfish at the Galaxy Diner. I called her Twanger or Sista Twanga. She twanged and if you ever heard her sing, you know what I mean. She could carry a tune to the next state and she had that amazing twang. The name stuck! I couldn’t get enough of her singing. Her songs spoke to my heart. She recorded lots of cds for me. I’d wear one slap out from playing it all the time and she’d give me another. Arleen was an amazing person, she loved life on her terms, she loved her daughter and where Arleen was, Jeni was there too. How fun was that?! She had a heart full of love, music, laughter, kindness, and a wonderful sense of humor. Twang on dearest friend. Thank you for loving me. I adored you and will never ever forget you. Love, Penny

  7. I remember her playing the guitar and singing Bobby McGee when she would come over. We always had a good time she brought laughter with her.

  8. RIP my dear friend. Will always remember you as one of my dearest friends and co-workers. You will be truly missed by many. Heaven has gained a great lady!!!

  9. May there be peace for all as this transition is traveled. Through the times shared, memories made Arleen shall live on in many hearts and souls. I’m sure there is a duet with Patsy Cline happening now. RIP Arleen, your friendship shall never be forgotten.

  10. What a wonderful person and friend to so many. We loved you. We will miss you so much. Sing one for us.

  11. I only met her a few times but I knew the first time I heard her sing, I knew she understood music. She was a great singer and a lovely person. Sorry to hear she’s gone.

  12. Jenefer and Ken,
    So sorry for your loss…please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in warm memories.


  14. I’m sad and shocked to learn of Arlene’s death. We had lost touch in recent years, but I never forgot her. She was such a delight at work….a lot of laughs, which made it easier to go to work some days. what a wonderful person. May God bless you all during this time of sorrow.

  15. No words on this earth can express how much I love you, “Vern”. The happiness you have brought in my life can never be replaced. I sit here with tears flowing remembering how special you are and what a dark place the world feels without you. Rest In Peace, sweet friend! You will never be forgotten….I can hear your voice singing to me now.😘

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