March 27, 1907 ~ March 22, 2005

Born in: Haywood Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ruby McCurry Cowan, 97, formerly of Taylor Road, Fairview, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Aston Park Health Care Center. A native of Haywood County, she had lived most of her life in Buncombe County. She was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Emma Carroll McCurry. She was married to Alva H. Cowan, Sr. who preceded her to heaven in 1983. Two of her children, Thomas Lynn Cowan and Carolyn Cowan Daniel await her in heaven. She was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church for more than 55 years. Surviving are a son, Alva H. Cowan, Jr. of Asheville; two sisters Jean McCoy and Dorothea McCuen; a brother Thomas O. McCurry; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. James H. Johnson and the Rev. David Tucker officiating. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue and request that memorials be made to the Benevolence Fund of West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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