James L. Cowden

GLADSTONE – James Loyd Cowden, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Dec 29, 2012. His wife Marilyn is listed among the survivors.

The visitation will be held at United Evangelical Covenant Church in Gladstone on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. with the service to follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Nathan Longager officiating. Luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial will take place Friday at 11 a.m. at the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made in his name to: Gladstone St. Vincent DePaul (906) 428-1234, 816 Delta Ave, Gladstone, MI49837, or The Parkinson Foundation of Michigan www.parkinsonsmi.org or the United Evangelical Covenant Church.

The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Cowden family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the Cowden family.