• Cotten Funeral Home
    New Bern, NC
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Osborne "Oz" Coward 1939 - 2013
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Monday, December 23, 2013
Our heartfelt prayers go out to the Oz Coward Family. Oz was a pillar in the town of Trenton and to it's People.May God's infinite Mercy and Grace be Your pillar of strength to rely on in the days ahead.Shelton and Sonja Heath
Saturday, December 21, 2013
I am very sorry to learn of Oz's passing. Every time I think of Oz, I recall so many fun times and enriching events that my family and I enjoyed with Oz and the entire Coward clan, especially Mary Catherine, Timmy, and Sandra. Sunday dinners, trips to the beach, boating on the river, cookouts, fish fries and stews -seems we did so many things together. Oz lived life well and fully and was always cheerful and positive. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. -Robin
Friday, December 20, 2013
We were very sorry to hear about the passing of Oz. Our deepest sympathy to you all. He will be missed very much by many.

You are in our prayers, The Wuestman's Arty, Yan, John, and Bob
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Mary Ann, my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during time. I know its hard just know God makes no mistakes. Love you.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Dear Mary Catherine, My prayers are with
you and your family today and the days
ahead! With love, Linda Faye Foster
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
To the Coward family we are sorry to hear about the loss of your love one. Our thought and prayers are with you all . To Timothy, I know its hard to lose the man in your life that means the most to you besides Jesus. My wife and I have already experienced what you are going through. If you need someone to talk to I am here.
Your Classmate, James Ervin, Jr and Family (Trenton,NC)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Coward Family,
Our hearts were saddened to hear of Oz's passing. We saw him recently and got a chance to "catch up" on family and friends. He will always be remembered by us as a kind, caring, supportive, and dedicated man. What a wonderful legacy he has left for his family. We feel blessed to have known him. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Mary Catherine we were so sorry to hear of the death of Oz, our prayers and sympathy are with you and the entire family.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
My daddy and Oz's daddy were brothers so I am his 1st cousin. I was sadden to learn of his passing. My heart and my prayers go out to his family. May God give you peace of mind and heart.
Much love, Ann Coward Hughes & Lester Hughes
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Mary Catherine, Timmy, Sandra, Mary Ann and family. I was saddened to learn of the passing of your loved one. Oz was a very special person and he will be missed.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Condolences to Oz's family on his passing. Peace be with you.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you!!

Byrds Towing
Thomas & Lisa
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Lori Stanley & family are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers in this difficult time. Mr. Oz was a wonderful man & will be missed by many.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Oz was a great man and will be missed by many. We always enjoyed him at the store,and he was a true gentleman. Ruth & Lenwood Terry
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Sandra - you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and pray that your wonderful memories will bring comfort to you during this time. We love you.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. It is so hard to loose a special person from our lives. Remember all the memories can always be felt with your heart. Love to all.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Mary Catherine and Family, It was such a shock to hear about Osborne's death. We were all just together in Kinston for the high school mini reunion in October. Please know that you and the family are in our hearts, prayers, and thoughts as you go through these difficult days. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Les and I send love, prayers and condolences to all the Coward Family. Oz will certainly be missed. God be with you all.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
TO THE COWARD FAMILY,
MY HEART & PRAYERS GOES OUT TO YOU ALL. MR. OZ WAS A VERY NICE MAN & HE WILL TRULY BE MISS BY US ALL. MAY HE REST IN PEACE NOW GOD HAS ANOTHER SPECIAL ANGEL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL & GIVE YOU SOME PEACE DURING THIS TIME.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Mary Catherine & Family, I last saw Oz at our JCHS mini class reunion on 6-30-13, and I will always cherish his smile as he told all of us he was glad to be there and was looking forward to our next gathering. Grief can be so hard during the holidays but our special memories will help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season. Love, Jean Eubanks West
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Timmy and family: I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Oz was a wonderful person and a great asset to Trenton. He will surely be loved and miss by all that knew him. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Kaye Haddock Howard Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Please accept our sympathy...he meant a lot to this town and was a great man. We will miss him. Thought and prayers are with you all...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Dear Mary Catherine & Family,
I was sorry to learn of Oz's death. I pray that God will be with you during this difficult time.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Dearest MaryCatherine,Timmy & Family; I am from Trenton. I remember when you were expecting Timmy.I worked in Tobacco with your Dad. May god be with you all
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Coward family. We are here if any of you need anything.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Mary Catherine & Family,
My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. May God grant you strength, understanding, wisdom and love. "Only trust Him."
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Timmy, Your Dad was a good man and friend to many. He will definitely be missed. You and your family are in my prayers. Jeff Riggs
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Mary Catherine, Timmy, Sandra, Mary Ann and families -I am saddened to hear about the death of Oz. May the memories you have shared with him sustain you during this period of sorrow. He will be missed by us all.
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