Clipped From Asheville Citizen-Times
Alva Cowan Sr. FAIR VIEW Masonic graveside graveside Services for Alva H. Cowan Sr, 77, of Route 7. Taylor Road, who died Saturday, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Green Hills cemetery. The Kevs. Bill Carpenter and Nane Starnes will officiate. officiate. The lodge will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Tuesday. Cowan, a native and lifelong lifelong resident of Buncombe County, was the son of the late Thomas H. and COWAN Grace Moore Cowan. He retired in 1970 as a roundhouse foreman with Southern Railway with 50 years of service. He was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church and the Kingdom Builders Bible class. He was a member of West Asheville Asheville Masonic Lodge No. 665, the York Rites and Scottish Rites. He was a Shriner, a retired member of AMD Club of Asheville and a member member of International Association of Machinists and the Supervisors Association. Association. The Cowans cerebrated their 56th wedding anniversary June 16, 1982. Surviving are his wife, Ruby McCurry Cowan; two sons, Alva H. Cowan Jr. of Asheville and Thomas L. Cowan of Fairview; a daughter, Carolyn Daniel of Fairview; a sister, Aretha Elmore of Fairview; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. The family will be at the home on Taylor Road, Fairview, Grace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the West Asheville Baptist Church building building fund.