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J. C. Cowart

March 30, 1928 — October 27, 2011

J C Cowart, 83, of Valdosta, died at South Georgia Medical Center on Thursday, October 27, 2011, after a short illness. Born in Hahira, on March 30, 1928, he was a building contractor and land developer. Mr. Cowart was a veteran of the United States Army. He was promoter and owner of Thunderbowl Speedway. Mr. Cowart was inducted into the Georgia Motorsports Hall of Fame and continued to attend car races and enjoyed watching racing on television. He was a member of West End Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are his wife, Catherine Hightower Cowart, daughter and son- in- law, Cathy and Raymond Blanton, son and daughter- in- law, Charles and Julie Cowart all of Valdosta; four grandchildren, Toby and Stephanie Blanton, Jamie and Matt Anderson, Jessie Cowart III, Justin and Christina Cowart all of Valdosta, eight great grandchildren, Emily Blanton, Tucker Blanton, Evan Gaiss, Jacey Gaiss, Gunner Anderson, Jesse Caleb Cowart, Jarrett Cash Cowart, Josie Claire Cowart all of Valdosta. Mr. Cowart was preceded in death by his father, Jessie F. Cowart and his mothers, Smithy Zeigler Cowart and Susie Cowart, a sister, Jackie C. Griffin and brother, Elwood Cowart.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 2 p.m. Reverend John Akers will officiate. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5- 7 p.m. Condolences may be conveyed online at Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to West End Presbyterian Church, 106 N. St. Augustine Road, Valdosta, GA 31601.

Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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