Doris Mildred Cowan

Tuesday, April 30, 1929 - Sunday, April 26, 2015

In Loving Memory

Photo of  Doris Mildred Cowan  - 1929-2015

Canton- Doris Mildred Ball Cowan, age 85, of Cowan Road went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

She was the wife of the late Carroll Andrew Cowan and was the mother of five children. She was married and began housekeeping at the age of 14 and was blessed with her first born child at the age of 15. Mrs. Cowan had resided in Haywood County for more than 45 years. During her later years she had been the caregiver for her late mother, had been employed as the manager of foods for Ghost Town in Maggie Valley and was also co-producer and retail seller of Eye Glass Cleaner in Cherokee with her companion of the past 30 years, the late Frederick Palazzi.

Mrs. Cowan was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Andrew Cowan who was of Asheville and her parents, Marrion Seabram Ball who was of Haywood County and Cora Jane Padgett Ball who was of Hendersonville. Also her siblings, Theodore Ball who was of Asheville, Lucile Ball Hardin who was of the Tampa, Florida area, Walter Ball who was of Asheville, Seabram Ball who was of Topeka, Kansas, Bob Ball who was of Tonganoxie, Kansas, Ruth Ball Cope who was of Canton and four infant brothers who passed away shortly after their birth.

Surviving are her children, David William Jones of Hendersonville, Priscilla Jan Cowan Silver of Canton, Carolyn Roberta Cowan Earley of Canton, Michael Andrew Cowan of the south western United States, Carroll Andrew Cowan Jr. and his wife, Debora Ann Cowan of Canton; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 17 nieces and nephews including two special nieces who were closer to daughters, Mitzie Gail Cope and Denise Jan Cope Finger.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Maple Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Carlisle officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Cowan family.

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