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Mrs. Rilla Cowart

Rilla Cowart

d. January 20, 2024

Anniston, Alabama

Mrs. Rilla Cowart age 89, of Anniston, AL passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Mrs. Cowart was born in Commerce, GA. to the late Paul and Missouri Burnette Wood. Rilla spent most her years as Corporate Secretary for Cowart’s Construction INC. She lived in various states including Lineville, AL and Salem, AR. Rilla had a passion for gardening, love of animals, and especially raising her three boys.

Mrs. Cowart is survived by her three sons, Ralph “Buster” Cowart Jr. and wife Vicky of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; James Ricky Cowart and wife Mona of Anniston, Alabama; Paul Rodney Cowart and wife Mary of Cabot, Arkansas; her brothers, Calvin Wood of South Carolina and Grover Gene Wood of Danielsville, Georgia; nine grandchildren, Charity Schaufler and husband Kenneth Ray, James Ricky Cowart Jr. and wife Amber, Paige Keith and husband Nick, Andrea Taylor and husband Daniel, Amberlee Johns and husband Josh, Kayla Hare and husband Devan, Ralph “Trey” Cowart III, Jessica Benz and husband Johnathan, and Paul Rodney Cowart II; eleven great-great grandchildren and many other family and friends.

Mrs. Cowart was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Cowart, sister, Pauline Scoggins and brother, Lenier Wood.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 22nd at 2:00 pm at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home in Commerce, GA with Brother John Hodges officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 12 pm to 2 pm. Pallbearers are James Ricky Cowart Jr, Paul Rodney Cowart II, Jonathan Ray Schaufler, Kenneth Ray Schaufler, Danny Cowart, Trip Cowart, Tommy Palmer, and Isaac Palmer.

Burial will follow at Galilee Holiness Church Cemetery in Ila, GA.

Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

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Monday, January 22, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Little-Ward Funeral Home

115 State St, Commerce, GA 30529

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Monday, January 22, 2024

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Little-Ward Funeral Home

115 State St, Commerce, GA 30529

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