Carolyn McKay Cowart


February 3, 2020

Carolyn McKay Cowart, 77, of Brevard, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

A native of Ferriday, La., she was the daughter of the late John Herbert and Bertha T. McKay. In addition to her parents, her granddaughter, Bethany Cobb; her sister, Leanda Partin; and her nephew, John Bradley Brashear, also preceded her in death.

A member of the Sweet Adelines singing group, she loved to sing at home and in church. She also had a great heart for mission work, working in the WMU, and worked to support the Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong Offerings.

She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and playing softball, but she also loved cooking and hosting gatherings of friends and family, as well as quilting, something she had first learned to do with her mother.

Her loving survivors include her husband, Jimmie Cowart; children, Johnny Cowart and Kelly Cobb, and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Rachel, Anna and Cassidy Knye; her sister, Jan Brashear; nieces, Brenda LeJeaune, Christy Cowart Smith and Melissa Cowart Hunter; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Pat Cowart.

Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, Jan. 31, 2020, in the chapel of Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations, with Rev. Charles Cobb and Rev. Tom Osterhaus officiating.

The family received friends from 11 a.m. until noon, prior to the service.

Interment followed at Old Toxaway Baptist Church Cemetery.

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