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Lula Ellen Cowart

Funeral services for Lula Ellen Cowart, of Smithdale, are today, Feb. 17, 2018, at 3 p.m. Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with burial at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in McCall Creek. Rev. Matt Emfinger will officiate the services.

Visitation will be today, Feb. 17, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home

Ms. Cowart, 95, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Camellia Estates Nursing Home in McComb. She was born Dec. 23, 1922, to Mr. William Henderson “Doc” Cowart Jr. and Mrs. Ruby Ray Burris Cowart.

She worked for General Electric in Jackson until her retirement around 1984. She enjoyed reaching out to help people to fill the needs of other suffering from health problems.  She loved to travel and also bake homemade coconut pound cakes to give to her friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Vernell Cowart Smith and Lourine Cowart McGehee; brothers, Willie Ray Cowart; infant brother; and nephew, Oscar Allen Cowart.

Survivors are her sister, Mavis Cowart Young; nieces and nephews, W.H. Cowart, Pollard Cowart, Ella Weeze Cowart Musgrove, Joyce McGehee Williams, Wilda McGehee Temple, Margy McGehee Rushing, Ward McGehee, Gwyn Young, Travis Young, Keith Young, Terry Young, Deron Smith, Alisa Smith Clarke; a host of great-, great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends.

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