More detail on this person: Sid was a great artist and always painted subjects in the units to
which he was assigned. Sure you have heard of Major Bruce Crandel and Ed Freeman both having been
awarded the Medal Of Honor. Again for what it is worth, Sid painted the Insignia on the doors of
Major Crandel's ship.
Obituary: CW4 Sidney Carroll Cowan, age 76, of Cumming passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009. He was a member of Ophir Baptist Church. Mr. Cowan served 20 years with the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot and maintenance officer, retiring as a Regular Army Chief Warrant Officer, Grade Four, Aug. 1971. During two tours of combat in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star on two occasions (for Valor) the Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters, two with "V" devices for Valor, and numerous service awards; each air medal is awarded for 25 combat missions.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Daphne Cowan; and brothers, Carl Cowan Jr. and Howard Cowan.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary Cowan of Cumming; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Mark Ferguson of Texas, Tammy and Dyron Ridings of Cumming; daughter, Amber Cowan of Florida; sons and daughter-in-law, Shane and Cheryl Cowan of Calif., Rodney Cowan of Cumming; two grandchildren, Rhett Cowan, Sydney Ridings; brother, Ralph Cowan of Florida; aunt, Alyce Gatling; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerlene and Ivan Martin of Cumming, Imogene Bowers of Jasper, Betty Johnson and Lynn Bottoms of Cumming, Hoyt and Gwen Padgett of Cumming, Pat and Brent Chamlee of Alpharetta, Danny and Kathy Padgett of Washington.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 11 a.m. in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Troy Milford, the Rev. Keith Martin and the Rev. Terry Cowart officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. The family will receive friends Monday, March 30, from 5-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ophir Baptist Church, c/o Patricia Chamlee, 128 Long Meadow Lane, Alpharetta, GA 30004 or the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Published in ForsythNews.com from Mar. 30 to Apr. 2, 2009
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