Born 9-8-1938 -- Died 3-11-2008
Willie "Faye"?Cowens, 69, of Thayer, Mo., died March 11, 2008, in the Fulton County Hospital at Salem, Ark. She was born Sept. 8, 1938, in Phil Campbell, Ala., the daughter of Floyd Stidham and Robie Evans Stidham. On Jan. 19, 1957, she was married at Peoria, Ill., to William Cowens who preceded her in death on May 7, 2003.
Before her retirement in 2003, she was employed as a motel manager.
She is survived by: five sons, Rick Cowens and Robert Cowens, of Haleyville, Ala., Ronald Cowens and Randall Cowens of Moko, Ark., and Jonathan Cowens of Thayer, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Abbott of Haleyville; and her close friend and companion, Fred Dobbs of Thayer.
Her parents, husband, one sister and one brother preceded her in death.
Memorial services were held March 17, 2008, at the Wayside Church on PP?Highway near West Plains with arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Fun-eral Home of West Plains
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.