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Calvin Cowan, 92, Adair County, KY (1928-2020)

Calvin Cowan, 92, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:37pm at UK Healthcare in Lexington.

The family has chosen that the visitation and funeral service will be private. Burial will be in Bearwallow Cemetery.

He was born January 16, 1928, in Adair County, to the late Walker and Dorothy Burton Cowan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Burton Cowan, his son, Ronnie Cowan, eight brothers, Sam, Luther, Gilbert, W.T., Kenny, Cassius, Leonard & Roger Cowan, five sisters, Peggy Fudge, Carol Luttrell, Patricia Montgomery, Gertrude Burton & Glenna Cowan.

Calvin enjoyed watching all sports, horse racing, farming and especially loved his family.

Survivors include:

Four daughters - Kay Carter, Dean (Donnie) Jessie, Beverly Miller, Teresa (Terry) Rowe all of Columbia

Five brothers - Rev. Clifton Cowan of Russell Springs, Donnie Cowan of Campbellsville, Vaughn, Phillip & Darrell Cowan all of Columbia

Two sisters - Leoda Curry of Columbia, Dora Ames of Illinois

12 grandchildren - Randy Carter, Johnny Carter, Tammy Morrison, Sandra McCloud, Scotty Carter, Kenny Jessie, Wayne Carter, Danny Jessie, Brian Miller, Tasha Harden, LeAnna Franklin, Keri Richard

22 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Calvin Cowan, 92, Adair County, KY

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