November 04, 2019

Mary Cowden, 98, of Norton, died Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the home of her son in Kingsport, TN.

She was a member of Central Freewill Baptist Church in Norton and was a Life Member of the DAV Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Cowden and two children, Willie Ray Cowden and Brenda Sue Cowden.

She is survived by two daughters, Loretta “Jean” Stidham and her husband Bob of Norton, Joyce Ann Watts and her husband Greg of Kingsport; three sons, James Harold Cowden of Kingsport, William Clinton Cowden and his wife Shirley of Gulf Shores, AL and Jackie Ray Cowden of Circle, GA; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steve Powers officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 11:30 a.m. to travel in procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Central Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 621, Norton, VA 24273.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton is serving the Cowden family.