Berniece Cowan McCain

Berniece Cowan McCain

February 5, 1924 — June 29, 2017

Berniece Cowan McCain, 93, of Granite Shoals, Texas went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Marble Falls, Texas, with her family by her side.

Graveside services were held Monday, July 3, 2017, at Littlefield Cemetery.

Berniece was born in Madill, Oklahoma, on February 5, 1924, to Pittman and Eula Mae Cowan. She was born 12th of 16 children. She had nine brothers and six sisters. She married Eargle Joy “EJ” McCain on July 14, 1942, in Amherst, Texas. They were married 31 years until his death in 1973.

Berniece was preceded in death by her husband, Eargle Joy “EJ” McCain; son Jerry Mac McCain; nine brothers: Albert, Clifford, Siebert, Wayne, Richard, Hubert, Leon, Kendall and Roland; and four sisters: infant girl, Juanita, Grandes and Murl.

She is survived by daughters Lahonda Roberts, Linda Blair and husband Jimmy, Sherri Wright, and Sandra Atkison and husband Don; grandchildren Cathy Winters and husband Kenneth, Lahonda DeNis Tiner, Stephanie Nelson and husband Darrin, Linsay Macek and husband Jody, Christopher Fry and wife Markelle, Joshua Fry and wife Leah, Whitney Wright, Kyle McCain and wife Kala, Jessica Floyd and husband Shyler, and Cash Atkison; 21 great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Krueger of Littlefield, Texas, and Christeen Cutright of Hobbs, New Mexico.

Berniece was happiest when she was cooking for her large family. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning vegetables and traveling to visit her family, especially for her family reunions. She also loved playing bingo, cards and board games. She loved the Lord and her family.

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