Mrs. Sheryll Lynn Cowan, of Silver Creek, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018, in the comfort of her son’s home.

Mrs. Cowan was born on October 23, 1946. She graduated from West Rome High School and also attended Shorter College before marrying the love of her life, Gary M. Cowan. After marrying Gary, they moved to Athens, Georgia so that he could finish his degree from the University of Georgia and become a pharmacist. Shortly after moving back to Rome, Gary and Sheryll began GMC Valu-Mart located in Coosa, Ga. Sheryll leaves this legacy and wonderful business behind, but she loved coming to work each day at GMC until she no longer could. She also loved watching her grandkids in their sports and spending time with them. She also had a group of dear friends in the Joy Class at Pleasant Hope South Baptist Church that she loved spending time with also. Sheryll’s hobbies included gardening and playing the piano and organ. She truly loved life.

Mrs. Cowan was preceded in death by her husband, Gary M. Cowan, in 2012. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Dot Williams, and father, Turner Williams.

She is survived by her son, Kirk Cowan, daughter-in-law, Hope Cowan, and granddaughters, Anna and Ansley Cowan; son, Shane Cowan, daughter-in-law, Cindy Cowan, and granddaughter, Kaitlyn Cowan; mother-in-law, Hazel Cowan; aunt, Barbara Wood; and cousins, Mike Wood, Pat Wood, and Angie Simpson. 

The family will receive friends Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. with memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Sheryll loved flowers, but she also loved her church and helping others through her church. In lieu of flowers, you may also send donations to Pleasant Valley South Church, located at 702 Pleasant Valley Road SE, Silver Creek, Georgia 30173.

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Parnick Jennings Sr.'s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave., Rome, Ga. 30165, has charge of arrangements.