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Selected Families and Individuals


Mary Lucille Self

The Northwest Arkansas - Selected Obits
Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sunday, March 11, 1990
"Mary Lucille Cowan, 74, of Fort Smith died Thursday, March 8, 1990, in her home. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and active in community work.
Graveside service was held 3:00 p.m. Saturday in the Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Putman Funeral Home.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Stoddard and Malinda Kay Cowan; four sons, Ray, Bill. Steve, and Bob Cowan; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Area Agency on Aging Hospice Program, 115 N. 10th, Fort Smith, Ark., 72901 or the First Church of Christ-Scientist, 1800 S. Albert Pike, Fort Smith, Ark., 72903"
[Mary, daughter of Willam Thomas Self and Selma Malinda Patterson, was married to Alvin Leon Cowan.]

William Newton Cowan Jr.

OBITUARY: The Record Searchlight, Redding, California, 3 July 2000,
William Newton Cowan, Jr., Cottonwood --- Graveside services for William Newton Cowan, 82, of Cottonwood will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cottonwood District Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Anderson's Chapel in Anderson. Mr. Cowan died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Born September 15, 1917, in Ozark [Oark], Arkansas, he moved to Shasta County in 1966 from Sacramento. He was a carpenter for 40 years and a member of the Carpenters Union 1599 in Redding. Survivors include sons Donald and Billy, both of Sacramento, Jerry of Clear Lake, Tommy of McArthur, Cletus of Cottonwood and Clarence of Anderson; brother Roy of Little Rock, Arkansas; sisters Margaret of Russellville, Arkansas, Inez of Zanesville, Ohio, Minnie of Sacramento and Anna of Los Angeles; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great - grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Anderson's Chapel in Anderson.

Elva Jean Arbaugh

OBITUARY: Record - Seachlight, Redding, California, 24 June 1994, Elva Jean [Arbaugh] Cowan,
Cottonwood --- Graveside services for Elva Jean Cowan, 72, of Cottonwood will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cottonwood District Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Anderson's Chapel in Anderson. Mrs. Cowan died Wednesday, June 22, 1994, at Enloe Hospital in Chico. Born in Johnson County, Arkansas, on Feburary 6, 1992, she moved to Shasta County in 1966 from Sacramento. She was a housewife and a member of Cottonwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Cottonwood Bingo Club. Survivors include husband William; sons Donald and Billy both of Sacramento, Jerry of Big Valley, Tommy of McArthur, Cletus of Cottonwood and Clarence of Anderson; brother Dane Arbaugh of Clarksville, Arkansas; sisters Marie Kimball ]Kimbriel], Dotty Meyers and Jewell Stewart, all of Ozone, Arkansas, and Opal Stepp of Oark, Arkansas; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great - grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Anderson's Chapel in Anderson.

Chaney Belle Cowan

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Obituaries of children sent to T.Mason on 21 Oct 2005 by Linda Quinn

Alvin Lafayette Arbaugh

OBITUARY: The Record - Searchlight, Redding, California, Monday, 20 May 1968, Alvin Lafayette Arbaugh
Alvin Arbaugh, 41, of Cottonwood died Sunday in Shasta General Hospital. An autopsy has been ordered by Shasta County Coroner Glen R. Linn to determine the cause of death. Arbaugh was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Arkansas. He had lived in Cottonwood for the past three years. He leaves his widow, Violet of Cottonwood; a daughter, Linda Ellen Arbaugh of Cottonwood; five sisters, Elva Cowan of Cottonwood, Opal Stepp and Marie Kimbriel, both of Ozark [Oark], Arkansas, and Jewell Stewart of Salus, Arkansas; three brothers, Hoyt of San Miguel and Dean and Dane Arbaugh, both of Arkansas; and his parents, Charles Arbaugh of San Miguel and Belle Arbaugh of Sacramento. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cottonwood District Cemetery under the direction of McDonald's Anderson Chapel.

Albert Lafayette Cowan

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Obituary sent to T.Mason on 21 Oct 2005 by Linda Quinn.

OBITUARY: The Record-Searchlight, Redding, California, Sunday, 28 October 1960,
Albert Lafayette Cowan, 62, a former millworker, died last night at his home in Keswick. Cowan once worked for Crawford lumber company in the Redding area. He was born Jan. 11, 1898, in Fallsville, Arkansas. He leaves his wife Pearl; four daughters, Mrs. Lois Davis of Oak Run, Mrs. Iuta Pitman of Redding, Mrs. Maggie Winkle and Mrs. Lottie Alexander, both of Keswick; two sons, Lowell and Alex Cowan of Anderson; eight sisters, Mrs. Mary Ray of Red Bluff, Mrs. Claudie Dobbs of Tulelake, Mrs. Beele Arbaugh of Sacramento, Mrs. Ernie Mooney of Fallsville, Arkansas, Mrs. Mattie Hammans and Mrs. Alphia Markof [Mack] of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mrs. Georgeann Cowan of Clarksville, Arkansas, and Mrs. Stella Crisp of Mossville, Arkansas,; four brothers, Alden of Hayfork, Jack of Stockton, Brock of Fallsville, Arkansas, and Winphred Cummins of Arkansas, and 23 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being made at McDonald's chapel.

Pearl Belle Rhoades

OBITUARY: Record-Searchlight, Redding, California, Sunday, 23 May 1988, Pearl Belle [Rhoades] Cowan
Services for Pearl Bell Cowan, 87, of Shasta will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Redding Cemetery. Mrs. Cowan died Friday at Beverly Manor Convalescent Hospital in Redding. She was born April 15, 1901, in Fallsville, Arkansas. She moved to north state in 1947 from Paso Robles. She was a homemaker. She is survived by daughters, Lois Davis of Shasta, Lottie Alexander and Maggie Winkle of Redding, and Iuta Pitman of Red Bluff,; sons, Lowell and Alex of Cottonwood and Wyvon Rich of Redding [Wyvone Ritchie was a newphew who was raised by Pearl]; sister Nellie Barnes [Barens] of Springdale, Arkansas.; 29 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. McDonald's Redding Chapel is handling the arrangements.

William Isaac Cowan

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