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Cornerstone Baptist Church
Tuesday April 12th, 2022
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Cornerstone Baptist Church
Tuesday April 12th, 2022

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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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Sorry for your loss
Sincere sympathy
Sue Campbell

Sue Campbell Apr 13 2022 12:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Cowan

Paula Roddy Apr 13 2022 12:08 AM

My prayers are with all of you

Debbie Tate Apr 12 2022 2:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Cowan

Debbie Tate Apr 12 2022 2:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Cowan

Christy Harden Apr 12 2022 1:31 PM

I loved shopping at her store in part for the great books she had and the awesome gifts for people, but also because she was an absolute delight. Tracey Finley (my sister) would take me there almost every time I visited Melbourne/Batesville. Phyllis was so good to Tracey and Tracey loved her so. I can just picture Tracey grinning so big and opening up her arms so wide when they see each other in heaven,
Our love and prayers to the family. Kent and I are so sorry for your loss and rejoice that she knows Jesus!!

Stephannie Finley Fortune Apr 10 2022 9:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Cowan

Anna Guiltner Apr 10 2022 6:33 PM

Loved her very much,sister in christ,

Fort Doris Apr 10 2022 1:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Cowan

Fort Doris Apr 10 2022 1:07 PM

To the Cowan Family, so sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing. We were in shock to hear this. She was a sweet person, we will miss her. May God bless you.

Delmo, LeVeda, Jennifer Tate Apr 9 2022 9:58 PM

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