Willie Morris Covan

Published 5:13 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Mr. Willie Morris Covan, 84, passed away on June 17, 2019, in Milton, Fla.

Mr. Covan was a native and life long resident of Byrneville, Fla.

He liked playing his harmonica, liked to travel, loved old country music, outdoors, old western movies and traveling to the Smokey Mountains; afternoon walks, moon pies, honey buns, oatmeal cookies and RC cola’s.

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He was a member of the Byrneville Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Alva Covan; two sons, Ronnie Hayes and Randy Covan; three sisters, Deloris Shiverly, Virgie Mae Kenney and Annie Ruth Necase; and one brother, Theodore Sherman Covan.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Velma Aline Covan of Milton, Fla.; one son, Radford (Tina) Covan of Pace, Fla.; one daughter, Recindia (Buck) McCormick of Milton; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held June 24, 2019, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. David Rowan officiating.

Burial followed at the Byrneville Methodist Cemetery.

Visitation was held June 23, 2019 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be DL Covan, Matthew Covan, Ashton Covan, Ben Covan, William Covan and Mich Franklin.

Honorary pallbearer was Buck McCormick.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore was in charge of all arrangements.