MCSHAN – Freddie Earl "Fred" Cowart, age 82, of McShan, Ala., died January 10, 2017, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017, at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Plymon and Rev. George Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation will be one hour prior and immediately following the service at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbie Cowart Mason Elmore; his parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Faye Wilkins Cowart of McShan, Ala.; son, Randy Cowart of McShan, Ala.; sisters, Sue Plymon (Roy) of Ethelsville, Ala. and Betty Jo Jourdan of Columbus, Miss.; brother, Tommy Cowart (Susan) of McShan, Ala.; three grandsons, Chase Elmore, Jody Mason and West Cowart; and a number of nieces and nephews. Fred was born April 27, 1934 in Pickens County, Alabama to the late Lester Vonner Cowart and Mary Alice Robinson Cowart. He was a retired employee of McShan Lumber Company with 44 years of service and a lifelong resident of Pickens County.
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