Helen Juanita Coward, 90, of Powderly, died Saturday, September 14, 2002, in Powderly.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 16, in Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mike Lawson officiating. Interment followed in Red Hill Cemetery.
She was born March 8, 1912, in Lamar County, a daughter of Jesse Norris Daughtrey and Annie Mae Cooper Daughtrey. She attended Pee Dee Schools and was a member of the Bounds Baptist Church. She married Lawrence Melton 'Buddy' Coward on November 26, 1932, in Hugo, OK, and was a homemaker
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy, on March 20 1991; two brothers, Vollie Norris Daughtrey in 2001, and Floyd Denzle Daughtrey in 2001; and a daughter-in-law, Jacqueline 'Jackie' McKnight Coward in 1993.
Survivors include a son, Mack Harold (Bonnie) Coward of Paris; a daughter, Shirley Wannel Coward Steed (Larry) Stahl of Powderly; five grandchildren, Billy Mack Steed, Lawrence Ray Coward, Brenda Michelle Steed, Tammy Celeste Coward Friday and Rita Lanell Coward Allen; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Lawrence Coward, Bric Steed, Billy Steed, Jamie Allen, Brandon Allen and Colin Friday.
Honorary bearers are Junior Vanderburg, Billy Foreman, Claude Jones, Stan Thurman and Scott Roach.