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Phyllis Kay Cowan

October 9, 1950 — April 7, 2022

Phyllis Kay Cowan

Phyllis Kay Cowan, 71, of Melbourne, Arkansas, passed from this walk of life on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Batesville, Arkansas.

She was born in Wynne, Arkansas on October 9, 1950, daughter of the late Thad and Hazel Rae (Sanford) Thompson. Phyllis spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, homemaker, and friend. She was united in marriage to Billy Cowan on December 25, 1969, in Colt, Arkansas and from this union two sons were born. Phyllis owned her own bookstore, Bread of Life Bookstore located in Melbourne, Arkansas, and then in Batesville, Arkansas, for over thirty years. She was a very together and selfless person. Phyllis loved her family especially her grandchildren and enjoyed cooking and feeding them every chance she had. She also enjoyed traveling and seeing new places with her family. Phyllis lived for Jesus above all and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Melbourne, Arkansas.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of over fifty years, Billy Cowan of Melbourne, Arkansas; sons, Anthony “Tony” and Shea Cowan and Jeffrey Hugh and Kelly Cowan; grandchildren, Caleb Cowan (Karissa), Taylor Cowan, Amber Gleghorn (Michael), Katelyn Goodman (Heath), Ashton Cowan, Alexis Cowan and Brylee Dillard; great grandchildren, Kaison Goodman, Holland Goodman, Paislee Cowan, Makenna Shelton and Abigail Shelton; sisters, Gayle Watlington (Jerry) of Colt, Arkansas and Joy Hudspeth (Tommy) of Lake Whitney, Texas; brothers, Dale Thompson (Flossie) of Velvet Ridge, Arkansas, Donald Burtram (Rosetta) of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Larry Thompson (Virgie) of Wynne, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Evelyn West and Sue Bates and brothers, Waymon Thompson and Murrell Thompson.

Pallbearers include: Caleb Cowan, Taylor Cowan, Ray Thompson, Michael Gleghorn, Amber Gleghorn, Ashton Cowan and Lexi Cowan

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2022, beginning at 2:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Melbourne, Arkansas with Bro. John Higgins and Bro. Elvis Sneathern officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at noon. Burial will follow services at Melbourne Cemetery in Melbourne.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.

 

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