NEMiss.news 2021 Obituaries

James Hollis “Jimmy” Cowart, 66

November 30, 1954 - February 20, 2021

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BRAXTON – James Hollis “Jimmy” Cowart, 66, transformed from this life to the life everlasting on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 from St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. Jimmy had struggled with congestive heart failure for some time.  Born in Jackson on November 30, 1954 to the late James Cowart and Betty Traylor Cowart, Jimmy attended the public schools of Jackson and graduated from Rankin Academy in Star in l974.  He joined the Sheet Metal Union #406 where he trained as a sheet metal worker.  He first partnered with Dennis White and they owned and operated D’Lo Mechanical/Metal Air Mechanical Company for many years.  He finished his career before retirement working for J. L. Roberts Company.  Jimmy married Tammy D. Arnold on March 5, 2000 and they made their home the next 21 years farming and being great stewards of Legacy Four Farm in Braxton.  Jimmy loved all God’s creation and enjoyed spending time on the farm driving tractors, bailing hay and performing all the “piddling” chores required of a farmer-landowner. An avid deer hunter earlier in life, he was a motorcycle enthusiast and he and Tammy made many excursions about the Mid-south and the USA on their twin cycles.  He was devoted to his children and followed them in their rodeo pursuits about the country, especially the Mississippi High School Rodeo Association and USTRC (United States Team Roping Championships).  Jimmy was a devoted husband, father and friend and, if he liked you, he loved you unconditionally.  He had a heart the size of Texas and lived a life of selfless service to his God, his family and many friends.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at the Calvary Baptist Church (5110 U.S. 49) in Braxton with burial to follow in Holly Grove Cemetery near Braxton.  Bro. Lance Varner and Bro. Jack Hester will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 PM-7PM Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at the Church.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Tammy of Braxton;  his son, Wesley “Wes” Cowart and wife, Misti of Brandon and his daughter, Courtney Cowart Neal and her husband, Ty of Forrest; 4 grandchildren whom he doted over, Blakely Rose Cowart , James Case Cowart and Vivi Jane Cowart and Tyley Elizabeth Neal; 1 sister, Wanda Cowart (William Parks) of Braxton; a step sister, Becky Smith Dewitt (Gary); nieces, Scotti Douglas (Jack) and Lisa Evers (Brian) and their children, Jaylea, Brianne, Drew, Allyson and Olivia.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James Adolf Cowart and Betty Jane Traylor Cowart, and his step father, Pete Smith; and his grandparents, Jessie D. and Mary Lee Trayor and Hollis and Eteve Cowart.

Pallbearers will be Albert and Roy Paul, Jack Douglas, Glen Higdon and Daniel and Frankie Traylor.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis White and James Ray Berry.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 111, Braxton, MS 39044, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105.


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