Mary Cowley, age 59, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in Post, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2008, at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Rising Star and burial will follow in the Rising Star Cemetery.

She was born to Billy Wayne and Edna May (Stone) Cotton in Mineral Wells, Texas on Jan. 17, 1949. Mary was married to Ronnie Cowley on Sept. 16, 1995, in Brownwood. She was a Baptist. She worked as a waitress and was a restaurant owner as well.

Mary is survived by her husband Ronnie Cowley of Post; son Leon Taylor Jr. of Dallas; daughters, LaWanna Morrison of Dallas; Shannon Cowley of Lubbock; Keri Cowley of Post; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Linda Putnum, Janice Harris; brother Jimmy Cotton, and grandson Justin Sherrin.