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Charlene Cowan, 56, Columbia, KY (1966-2022)

Charlene Cowan of Columbia died on Monday, April 25, 2022 at TJ Health/Columbia Emergency Room. She was 56 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 10amCT on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Jamie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Bearwallow Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 4pmCT on Thursday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, and will continue after 8amCT on Friday at Columbia Christian Church.

She was born March 14, 1966, to the late Bloyd and Camilla Patterson Oakes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Cowan in 2011. Charlene was a businesswoman and caretaker.

Survivors include:
  • Her significant other - Randy Lawhorn of Columbia
  • Three daughters - Marty (Dan) Burris of Columbia, Chasity (Josh) Baugh of Chickamauga, Georgia, Megan Cowan (Chuck Rodgers) of Columbia
  • Six grandchildren - Natalie (Trevor) Foster, Dawson Burris, Knox, Jett, Parker & Cove Baugh
  • Three great-grandchildren - Rhett, Lillie & River
  • Her grand-dog - Dolly
  • Several other relatives and friends
Casket Bearers: Josh Baugh, Chuck Rodgers, Trevor Foster, Matthew Corbin, Jeff Watson, Kenvie Reese

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

This story was posted on 2022-04-26 12:44:08
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Charlene Cowan, 56, Columbia, KY (1966-2022)

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