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Deacon George Cowherd, Jr., Green Co., KY (1922-2011)


Services for Deacon George R. Cowherd, Jr, will be at 11amCT/12pm Noon ET, at Jacob Grove Baptist Church, Summersville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, Friday, November 18, 2011, and after 7amCT, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, Greensburg, KY. Burial will be in the Green Co. Memorial Gardens, Summersville, KY, with Military Honor. Ministers will be Rev. Henry Nelson and Rev. Louis Henry, officiating; Rev. Douglas Barber, Eulogy.

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Deacon George Cowherd, Jr., the son of the late George R., Sr. and Lucy Wooldridge Cowherd was born on June 28, 1922 in the state of Illinois.


On January 18, 1947, he united in holy matrimony to Mary Gladys Groves. To this union they were blessed with two sons. Randall preceded them in death in 2001 and his wife, Gladys of 64 years, who preceded him in death in September 2011.

George served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II and was a supply clerk stationed in Greenwood, Mississippi.

After military service, he was a farmer and entered into public work in 1957 where he worked as a lumberyard foreman at Lanham Flooring until 1968. His other employment included World Woods in Houston, Texas, Tennessee Gas and at Ingersoll Rand, where he retired in 1985. After retirement, he worked the family farm and enjoyed the activities of growing farm produce and livestock. Also George and Gladys were noted for their elephant ear flowers that decorated their carport. George was an avid people person; he never met a stranger. He was not shy about voicing his opinion and stood up for what he believed.

George professed hope in Christ at an early age and became a member of Jacob Grove Baptist Church. During his tenure at Jacob Grove, he was Sunday School secretary, church clerk, treasurer, deacon of 40 plus years and the adult Sunday School teacher. In the Zion District, he served as recording secretary of the Zion District General Association until he moved to Texas in 1968. He served faithfully in the Zion District in all functions especially the Laymen until his health failed him.

Deacon George R. Cowherd, Jr. departed this life on November 14, 2011 at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 16 days of age.

His memory will be cherished by one son, Jerry (Mary) of Greensburg, KY, two grandchildren, Teresa of Louisville, KY and Derek (Misty) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and one great grandson, Jackson. Also a sister, Ernestine (Owen) Cheatham of Indianapolis, IN and one sister-in-law, Henrietta Groves of Greensburg, KY and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services for Deacon George R. Cowherd, Jr, will be at 11amCT/12pm Noon ET, at Jacob Grove Baptist Church, Summersville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, Friday, November 18, 2011, and after 7amCT, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, Greensburg, KY. Burial will be in the Green Co. Memorial Gardens, Summersville, KY, with Military Honor. Ministers will be Rev. Henry Nelson and Rev. Louis Henry, officiating; Rev. Douglas Barber, Eulogy.

Pallbearers: William Barnett, Eric Cheatham, Jerry Murrell, Robert Nibbs, James Shively, and Donnie Williams.

Honorary Pallbearers: Deacon James Thornton, Deacon Dale Ford, Joe Bridgewater, William Haskins, U.J. Wood, Paul Wooldridge, Jim Curry, Virgil Noe, Sammy Buckner, Raymond Barnett, Zion District Laymen.

Expressions of sympathy to Jacob Grove Baptist Church Building Fund or in the form of Gideon Bibles. These can be made at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY.Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY in charge of arrangements.


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Deacon George Cowherd, Green Co., KY (1922-2011)



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