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May 4, 2014

Joy F. Mack

June 16, 1930 - May 1, 2014

ALEXANDRIA — Joy F. (Cowart) Mack, 83, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Glenwood Health and Rehab Center in Glenwood, Ark., following an extended illness.

She was born on June 16, 1930, at Harper Springs, Ark., the daughter of Alger and Vennie (Crow) Cowart. She had been a resident of Alexandria for 55 years before moving back to Arkansas in 2008. She was a member of the Alexandria Christian Congregation Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Fishing was one of her favorite pastimes.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary (Debbie) Mack of Glenwood, Ark.; three grandchildren, Greg Mack, Angie Akridge and Tonya Ledbetter; four great-grandchildren, Lacy Mack, Haley Mack, Kelsey Nance and Shyenne Nance; one great-great-grandchild, Alexis Reese Orrell; her brother and sister-in-law, Wallace Ray (Beverly) Cowart of Anderson; and her sister-in-law, Ruth Cowart of Fayetteville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Mack; her daughter, Sheila Davis; her grandson, Dustin Cox; and three brothers, Harold Lynn Cowart, Floyd Cowart and Norman Dean Cowart.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in the Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison St., with Pastor Jerry Young officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday after 2 p.m. until service time.

Interment will follow in Park View Cemetery, Alexandria.

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