Sallie Miller Cowand, 99, of Merry Hill, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019.

A funeral service was held Oct. 30 at Riverside Baptist Church. The Rev. Gene Martin and the Rev. Al Jarrell officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Cowand was born in Bertie County to the late Norman Joseph and Sarah Gertrude Hughes Miller. She was predeceased by husband, Raymond Earl Cowand; three sisters; and one brother.

Cowand is survived by daughter, Ruby Sanders of Troy; son, Joseph Cowand of Merry Hill; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.