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Rev. Rabun Cowart

Rev. Rabun Cowart, age 86, beloved husband for 61 years to Mrs. Barbara Cowart, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday March 28th, 2020 at his home in Aiken, SC.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter, Joan (Michael) Voncannon of West Columbia, Texas; son, Douglas (Bobbi) Cowart; grandchildren, April Mitchell, David Z. Mann, Katy Voncannon, Matthew Cowart, Belle Cowart, Kevin Swafford and Cory Swafford; great grandchildren, Mallory Leeth, Lainie Mitchell, Zachary Mann and Karsyn Mann. Also, he is survived by many beloved nephews and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin H. and Vesta Cobb Cowart; daughter and son in law, Theresa Mann-Swafford (John Swafford); brothers, Colon and Clinton Cowart; and sister, Robie Roberts. 

Rev. Cowart was a loving Christian man who loved to sing and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone including his nursing home ministry. He was a US Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He retired from Owens-Corning Fiberglas with 29 years of service in the Maintenance Department. He was an avid outdoorsman and an all-around genuine gentleman. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he impacted. 

A special thank you to the loving caregivers Phyllis Butler and Tonnette Ford. Also, the family wishes to acknowledge the loving care provided by Kindred Hospice. 

A graveside service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday March 31st, 2020 at 11am at the Vaucluse Cemetery with Rev. John V. Allen officiating. The interment will directly follow. In consideration of the extraordinary circumstances associated with the coronavirus outbreak, anyone attending the service is asked to observe the “Social Distancing” guidelines given to us by our resources. 

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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To Barbara and all the family Our memory of Rabun is that he was a wonderful christian and a great friend.He showed his faith in Jesus and his love for him through the life he lived. He is happy now walking and talking with Jesus and seeing all the ones who he had a part in them accepting Christ as he was here on earth. He and Barbara and their family will always have a special place in our hearts. Love Joe & Gale Bledsoe

Joe & Gale Bledsoe & family Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs Cowart and family, my prayers and thoughts are with yaull, he was a great man and I am so sorry for your loss now he's in heaven.

Michael Hornsby Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers to you Barbara and your family.

Beverly Hillman Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Doug and the whole family. From all that I have read you had a wonderful wonderful father and he was a wonderful person.I pray that you take comfort in the wonderful and special memories I know that you have of him.

Mary Toole Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Raybun ty for introducing me to Jesus on bended knee one night as a child. I always enjoyed all the talks we had, you will always be in my heart, im forever grateful to have know you as a special part of my life, I know ur with Jesus an all is well ! I love you an Aunt Barbara, im so sorry, im sending hugs & much love to you an all our family , an all who loved him an im sure blessed to have known such a wonderful man, my prayers with you all

marykime Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

Barbara and family,
I extend my deepest sympathies during this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Cheryl Hensley Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

A very nice man. I have talked to him many times and he always told me about Christ.

Randy Clayton Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

Loved Uncle Rabun. He's no longer in pain, and in the arms of Jesus.

Sheila Alexander Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM