Sarah Maye (Thomas) Coward, age 74 of Hiawassee, GA passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 following a period of declining health. She was born to the late Riley and Bessie (Edwards) Thomas on May 12, 1938 in Blairsville, GA. She is preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Dianna Maney and Metilda Coward; sons, Marty Maney and Jerry Coward; brother, Cecil Thomas; sisters, Annie Ruth Arrowood and Francis Woods. She is survived by daughters, Alisa Ann Ramsey, of Hiawassee, GA; Teresa Maye Lance, of Hiawassee, GA; sons, Gene Travis Coward, of Hiawassee, GA; James Michael Coward, of Hiawassee, GA; brother, Douglas Maney, of Blairsville, GA; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3PM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Stewart officiating. Pallbearers are: James Coward, Elizabeth Coward, Jason Thomas, Steven Crisp, Michael Cosgrow and Doc Thomas. Interment is in Burch cemetery. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.
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