November 1, 1923 - August 11, 2020
Wanda Louise Cowling , 96, of Foreman, AR was born November 1, 1923 in Winthrop, AR. She passed away on August 11, 2020 in her home. Wanda was a Christian and a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Foreman, AR. She was very faithful as she raised her children in church. She served as president of the Women’s Missionary Unit (WMU), taught Girls in Action (GA) girls, worked in Vacation Bible School and provided flowers for the church over 50 years. She taught the Ruth Sunday School Class for over 35 years. Wanda also helped write the church history for the 100 year capsule and assisted in preparation of the Lord’s Supper for each service. She served her community as a Foreman City Council member and started the first Christmas decorating for the town. She worked as a dentist receptionist, Madden Funeral Home at Foreman receptionist, Joe Dowling dry good store, Virginia Cranford flower shop, helped with PTA and worked for Brown Grocery Store. Wanda was born to Fred and Edith (Waddle) Harrelson. Her family lived in Winthrop, AR where she rode a horse to school. They moved to Foreman where she graduated in 1943. She was active in junior and senior girls’ basketball and was also a member of the National Honor Society. She married William Denzil Cowling and four children were born to this union. They lived in Hooks, TX and then Idabel, OK finally settling in Foreman, AR. After 50 years of marriage Denzil preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Fred and Edith Harrelson, a sister Monia Marie Abney and a son-in-law Gary Young. Survivors include a brother Fred Harrelson, Jr. of Crane, TX, a son Ronald and spouse Mildred Cowling; three daughters Paula and spouse Johnnie Roden; Sue Tywanah Sue and spouse Edward (Pete) Gallagher, all of Foreman, AR and Margaret Young of Texarkana, TX as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Dollarhide Cemetery in Foreman, AR. Trent Liggins is officiating under the direction of Madden Funeral Home-Foreman.
Wanda Louise Cowling , 96, of Foreman, AR was born November 1, 1923 in Winthrop, AR. She passed away on August 11, 2020 in her home. Wanda was a Christian and a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Foreman, AR. She was very faithful... View Obituary & Service Information
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