Dorothy Virginia Berry Cowan

Updated: Oct 1


Abingdon, VA.

Dorothy Virginia Berry Cowan, 96, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

She was born on August 10, 1925 to the late Campbell and Ollie Fuller Berry. Raised in the Watauga community on the Berry farm she was the youngest and last survivor of eleven children. She was a gifted artisan and loved bluegrass music. She was of the Methodist faith.

She is preceded in death by her husband C. C. Cowan, her great grandson Koby Clark Souther, her daughter-in-law Trish McCrady, and her brothers Nelson, Malcolm, Frank, Ed, Tom, Lewis, and Dave and sisters Irene, Ruth, and Myrtle.

She is survived by her children Patti Clark (Harvey), Jack McCrady (Connie) and Charlie McCrady, grandchildren Kimberly Souther, Karen Baker, Harvey Clark, Jr., Kris McCrady and Valerie McCrady, great grandchildren, Kyle and Kamie Souther, Cadence and Declan Baker, many nieces and nephews, including special nieces Carmen Blevins and Vickie Wise, and many close friends.

The family would like to thank NHC and Caris for their loving care to our mother in her last days.

A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Harley Farmer officiating. Family visitation after service in their respected homes. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:45 PM.


Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Cowan.

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