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Obituary: Ira Cowan, 94, Columbia, KY

Mr. Cowan was a member of a large, prominent Adair Co., KY family. He was a member of Charity Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He was a veteran of World War II who will be given full military honors by VFW Post 6097

Ira Cowan, 94, a resident of Summit Manor Health & Rehab, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at 5:15pmCT, at Summit Manor.

The funeral service will be Sunday, June 21, 2009, at 2:00pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Jim Hagan, Bro. Troy Long, and George Rice officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with full military honors by VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 5:00pmCT, Saturday, June 20, 2009.

He was the son of the late Tommie and Josie Farris Cowan, a US Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Charity Baptist Church, and a retired farmer.He is survived by his wife, Pearsetta Burton Cowan, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Two sons: Winfred Cowan, and Eugene and his wife Carol Cowan, all of Columbia, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Denesa Cowan McCann and husband Kelly; Jamie Cowan and wife Gale; Telissa Burton Moore and husband Brad; and Timmy Cowan and wife Lisa

  • Nine great-grandchildren: Austen McCann, Tashua Moore, Katelyn Moore, Brady Cowan, Beth Ann Cowan, Karli Cowan, Blake Cowan, Jacob Cowan, and Brent Moore
He was preceded in death by three children, Sharlene Cowan Burton, Harold Cowan, and Kenneth Cowan; and by three brothers, Walker Cowan, Cassius Cowan, and Robert Cowan, and by a sister, Lou Ann Burris.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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