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Deborah Kahl Cowart

Aug. 30, 1953 – March 25, 2013

NATCHEZ — Services for Deborah Kahl Cowart, 59, of Natchez, who died Monday, March 25, 2013, in Jackson, will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Mary Basilica with the Rev. Alfred Camp and the Rev. David O’Connor officiating.

Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time today at the church.

Mrs. Cowart was born Aug. 30, 1953, in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Garland Ray Kahl and Beverly Spizale Kahl. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Mrs. Cowart was a teacher for more than 20 years at Cathedral Elementary and retired from the Eastern National Bookstore. For the last 10 years, one of her greatest joys was being a part of the Tuesday morning Ecumenical Bible study. The teaching of scripture and fellowship with these special ladies helped her prepare for this day. Her favorite scripture was: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” II Thessalonians 5:16-18.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Garland Ray Kahl Jr. and John Irvin Kahl.

Survivors include her husband, Curtis Edward Cowart Jr.; one daughter, Elaine Cowart Burke and husband, Jamie; one son, Leston Edward Cowart and wife, Misty, all of Madison; one sister, Tressie Kahl Bass of Arkansas; one brother, Garland Chris Kahl and wife, Michele, of Alabama; four grandchildren, Spencer Riley Burke, Ainsley Belle Burke, Abbey Nicole Cowart and Seth Edward Cowart, all of Madison; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Pat Biglane, Gary Edwards, Garland Kahl, Bill Foley, Cam Huff, Tommy Joseph, David Smith and Richard Spence.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Tuesday morning Ecumenical Bible Study Group.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cathedral Teacher Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.

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