Marion N. Cothran Jr, better known as M.N. by most everyone, was born and raised in East Gadsden, AL. 13 days after graduating from High School, he married his High School sweetheart, Dianne Nichols on June 13th, 1965. She has been his best friend, companion, and love of his life for the past 42 plus years. They have 3 children, Marty, Nicole and Kim and 4 grandchildren, Krislyn, Collin, Rodney Jace (R.J.) and Cason.