Mr. Andy J. Cowens, age 45, of Auburn, GA passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at his residence with his family at his bedside. He is survived by his: step daughter, Stacey Wise, Toledo, OH; parents Paul and Patricia Cowens, Auburn, GA; sister, Rebecca Grace Cowens Hill and husband, Richard Hill, Gilbertsville, NY; brother, Paul and Teri Cowens, Newnan, GA and Bernie and Michelle Cowens, Honeycutt Beach, CA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Cowens was born September 1, 1963 in Yakota, Japan. He was a 1981 graduate of Oxon Hill High School, Oxon Hill, MD. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was a maintenance worker with Pinnacle Pools in Duluth, GA. He was on the Board of Directors and a member of the Serenity House of Buford, Inc. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA with full military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Serenity House of Buford, Inc. or the Salvation Army in memory of Andy Cowens. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www.flaniganfuneralhome.com