Ernestine Miles Cowden

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ernestine Miles Cowden, 90, of Petersburg, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at AdamsPlace in Murfreesboro.

A native of Henry County, Ky., Mrs. Cowden was the daughter of the late J. Mason Miles and Nell Chisholm Miles. She retired from nursing and was a member of First Baptist Church of Petersburg.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Cowden, who passed away in 2013.

She is survived by one daughter, Rose (Chuck) Wright of Murfreesboro; one son, John Miles (Derrell) Cowden of Petersburg; one sister, Agnes Miles of Murfreesboro; two grandsons, Tommy (Janna) and Jimmy Cowden; and three great-granddaughters, Regan, Brooke, and Bethany Cowden.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, Nov. 21, at First Baptist Church in Petersburg, beginning at noon until 1 p.m.

Graveside services for Mrs. Cowden will be held immediately following in Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg with Doug Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Baptist Church of Petersburg, American Heart Association at or the Gideons International at

Condolences of sympathy may be sent to

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.