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Sumner L. Cowan

September 29, 1982 — November 7, 2009

SUMNER L. COWAN, SrA (Ret.), 27, of Valdosta, GA, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009.

Sumner was born September 29, 1982 in Fayetteville, AR. He graduated from Schaumburg High School, Schaumburg, IL, with the Class of 2001, and attended Harper College in Palatine, IL, before entering the U.S. Air Force. During his enlistment he had served in Balad and Kirkuk, Iraq, he was on the ground during the initial elections in Baghdad, and for a time was embedded with the U.S. Army. Sumner had been assigned to the 823rd Security Forces Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, GA, since 2005, and was medically retired in April 2009 due to injuries sustained in Iraq. Sumner proudly and loyally served his country, and had received many honors, awards and accommodations for his dedicated service. Most recently he was attending Georgia Military College in Valdosta.

Sumner is survived by his parents and step-parents, KerrieAnn Mayes-Skuran and husband Craig Skuran of Schaumburg, IL, and Thomas L. Cowan and wife Selma of Woodbridge, VA; one sister, Angelica Drumm of Woodbridge, VA; two brothers, Thomas L. Cowan II and Ernest D. Cowan of Woodbridge, VA; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; step-grandparents, Victor and Mildred Skuran of Glenview, IL, and Generosa Nery of Angeles City, Philippines. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Louise (Mack) Mayes, his paternal grandparents, Harold and Alma (Pyle) Cowan, and step-grandfather, Ernesto David.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta, with his cousin, Rev. Don Cowan officiating. Interment will take place in Arlington National Cemetery. Sumner’s family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Condolences to Sumner’s family may be conveyed on the obituary page at Carson McLane Funeral Home.

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

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