William Guy “W.G.” Cowart, Jr, age 82, of Carrollton, passed
away Thursday, December 08, 2016. He was born July 13, 1934 in Carroll County,
Georgia to the late William Guy Cowart, Sr and Mary Haynes Cowart.
He proudly served in the United States Navy as a Navy Chaplain
and also served two years in the United States Marine Corp. He was a retired
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his
siblings, Elizabeth Weathington, Verdie Nunnally, Evelyn Moore, Thomas Cowart, Eugene Cowart, and Rex Cowart.
He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Creel Cowart of
Carrollton; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Gina Cowart of Indiana; daughter
and son-in-law, Irene and Robert Kelley of Kansas; three brothers, Terry
Cowart, Travis Cowart, and Don Cowart; seventeen grandchildren and seven great
Funeral service will be conducted Sunday, December 11, 2016 at
2:00 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Pastor Ken Stephens and
Rev. Karen Kagiyama officiating. Interment will follow in Carroll Memory
Gardens with Rev. Larry Patton presiding. Those serving as pallbearers will be
Tanner Cowart, Baylon Kelley, Kade Crawford, Seth Crawford, Joseph Crawford,
and Matt Crawford. The U.S. Navy Honor Guard will perform military honors.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 PM
until the hour of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family
request memorial contributions be made to the Carroll County Veterans Memorial
Park Association, Inc., P. O. Box 1062, Carrollton, Georgia 30112. Messages of
condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin &
Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.
"We dedicate this fountain
to the veterans and their families, who served this country
honorably and gave us the freedoms we enjoy. We honor their sacrifices
and brave service.
They are our heroes!"
"Almighty God, as we
meet together, we pause to give you thanks for your abiding presence
in our country. We thank you for our forefathers who established
this great nation and gave us the opportunity to live in
freedom. Guide us and direct us to wise decisions that we might
continue the legacy left to us by all those
who, throughout our
history, labored to preserve our American Heritage and way of life.
We pray your continual blessing upon our veterans and armed
forces. Protect us against all that threatens our nation's
welfare, and keep us always in your warm embrace and loving care. In your holy name we pray.
Remembering Bill Cowart: He served as Chaplain of the CCVMP and
was a regular and faithful Chaplain!
At our Memorial Day Program on May 24, 2016, Chaplain Bill Cowart
read my dedication speech – since I was at home with a broken leg! The Community Foundation gave us a $20,000 matching grant to build the fountain - this was the first added feature to the Park.
Thank you Bill for your service! -Violette Denney