Obituary for Kathy Cowan
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Ms. Kathy Clyde Cowan, 67, of Sttesville, passed away, at the Gordon Hospice House on Friday, March 31, 2017, following an extended illness. She was born in Iredell County on July 13, 1949, and was the daughter of the late Arch Cowan and Johnsie Adams Cowan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Ann Bowman; uncles, Everett Raeford Adams and James Adams, Sr.; and an aunt, Lois Adams Leach.
She attended the Scott Rosenwald School and Vocational Rehabilation Center. At an early age, she was a member of Mt. Vernon AME Zion Church, and later became a longtime member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Union Grove.
As a loving aunt, cousin, niece and friend, she is survived by; two nephews, Baxter (Ciera) Bowman, Jr. of Claremont and James (Sherry) W. Bowman of Statesville; a host of cousins, including Marilyn Adams of Hiddenite; one aunt, Elmeta Bennett Adams of Hiddenite; great nephews and nieces, Mason Bowman, Cheyenne Bowman and Avery Bowman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Union Grove. Reverend Karl R. Payne will officiate and burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Kathy will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 11:30 a.m. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.
Visit the Book of Memories for Ms. Cowan at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Cowan Family.