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Joyce Anne (Kirby) Cowart

August 25, 1940 ~ November 25, 2019 (age 79)

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Funeral service for Joyce Anne Cowart, 79, will be Friday, November 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Grace Point Baptist Church with Bro. Jack Bailey and Don Murphy officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Her body will lie in state, at the church, for one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Cowart died on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.  She was born August 25, 1940, in Morgan County to Colonel Nute Kirby and Mccellar Lorene Clemons Kirby.  She was employed as a substitute teacher for the Morgan County Schools for 26 years, was a homemaker and also worked as a school crossing guard for Decatur Police Department.  Mrs. Cowart was a member of Grace Point Baptist Church. She loved to quilt, cook and go camping.  

Preceding her in death were her parents, a daughter: Gina Kay Cowart, three brothers: James Kirby, Buddy Kirby and Doyle Wayne Kirby and a sister: Rachel Bell.

Survivors include:   

Her Husband :
Thomas S. "Sam" Cowart

Two Sons:
Michael T. Cowart (Youlanda) and 
David N. Cowart (Lora)

One Daughter: 
Candy Cowart Roden (Jon)

Three Brothers:
Charles Kirby (Carlynn),
Harvey Kirby (Melody) and 
Bob Kirby (Sharron)

One Sister: 
Shirley Kirby

Nine Grandchildren:

Caitlin Cowart
Carley Sasser
Jake Cowart
Jenna Cowart
Ethan Cowart
Emily Cowart
Wyatt Roden
Kaydee Roden
Luke Roden


One Great Grandchild: 
Leilani Cowart

Pallbearers will be her grandsons:  Taylor Sasser, Jake Cowart, Wyatt Roden, Luke Roden, Landon Hornbuckle and  Ethan Cowart.      

Peck Funeral Home                   
1600 Hwy 31 SW
P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL  35640
256.773.2543 (Fax)

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November 27, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peck Funeral Home
1600 Highway 31 SW| P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL 35640

Funeral Service
November 29, 2019

2:00 PM
Grace Point Baptist Church

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