Mr. Wade Cowart, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Monday, August 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, June Cowart, Sugar Hill, GA; daughters and sons-in-law Kristin and Charles Santa Maria, Lawrenceville, GA, Joli and Todd Burt, Buford, GA, Mandi and John Gold, Peachtree Corners, GA; son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Cheryl Cowart, Marietta, GA; thirteen grandchildren, Kelli Zermeno, Brandon “Bo” Cowart, Brittany Ramzel, Lindsey Coley, Christopher Coley, Hayden Griffin, Everett Santa Maria, Harrison Santa Maria, Carson Santa Maria, Connor Burt, Gavin Burt, Brittan Gold and Brennan Gold; eight great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and David Johnson, Belleville, TX; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Cowart was born November 23, 1941 in Paducah, TX. He was a 1960 graduate of Paducah High School. He was a retired purchasing manager from Metcam Inc. after seventeen years of service. He was an avid sports fan. He was a member of Buford Church of Christ where he served as Elder. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Buford Church of Christ with Minister Scott Harp officiating. He will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the church only from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Honorary escort will be Elders of Buford Church of Christ, Gene Cloer, Bob Conolty, Stan Burnette, Stan Quinn, Stan Nutt, David Hodnett, Todd Newman, Lyle Owens and Doug Cole. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Right Steps Inc. 3545 Chestnut Drive, Doraville, GA 30340 or the Georgia AGAPE, 3094 Mercer University, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30341 or Sonflower Preschool, 1135 Chatham Road, Buford, GA 30518 in memory of Wade Cowart. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.