GOLDEN - Janie Inez O'Neal, 85, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 at her daughter's home in Marietta.
She was a native of Mississippi and a factory worker for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olen Henry O'Neal; a son, J. D. O'Neal; a stepdaughter, Mildred Beavers; a stepson, Emmette O'Neal; and four sisters and four brothers.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with burial in Allen Line cemetery. Bro. Tim Dixon will officiate.
Survivors include one daughter, Magalene Taylor and her husband Robert of Marietta; three sons, Larry O'Neal of Golden, Jimmy O'Neal of Margaretville, N. Y., and Harold Ivey of Tampa, Fla.; one stepson, Tommy O'Neal and his wife Julia of Red Bay, Ala.; one sister, Rena Fuller of Paden; six grandchildren, Troy Harden of Marietta, Richard Nunley, Debra Stacy and Jerry Lewis, all of New Site, Christine Johnson of Artville, N. Y., and Jimmy Joe O'Neal of Margaretville, N. Y.; and nine stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and before service time Thursday at the funeral home.
BRONSON, Fla. - Margie Cummings O'Neill, 70, formerly of Iuka, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at the E. T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville, Fla. She was the owner of the Springhouse Restaurant and the Frosty Mug in Iuka.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hebron Cemetery with Bro. Ed Kennedy officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Artie Alexander Cummings of Iuka; two sons, Dwight C. Fields of Bronson, Fla., and Tom O'Neill of Faith, N. C.; two daughters, Margaretta Green of Gainesville, Fla., and Kathy Markley of Cleveland, Ga.; a brother, Jack Cummings of Iuka; two sisters, Reba Thornton of Iuka and Betty Norris of Collierville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lourdes, Danny, Tommy, Donny and Margie Fields, Natalie and Sean Green, Marty and Tommy O'Neill, and T. J. and Danielle Markley; great-grandchildren, Jac Fields and Tommy Jay Fields.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin T. O'Neill; her father, Daniel Patrick Cummings; two brothers, Paul and Mack Cummings; and a sister, Milbra Woods.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
J. William "Bill" Orr, 77, died Monday. March 11, 2002.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Manvel. Texas. He served in the U. S. Army from 1944-46. He was a member of Noble Masonic Lodge No. 480 for over 50 years. Lions Club, Easter Seal Society, Honorary Kentucky Colonel, former Mayor, City Commissioner and president of the Chamber of Commerce, all in Parsons, Kan.
He is survived by his son, Bill Orr and wife, Cynthia; daughters, Joyce Orr, Suzan Carter and husband, Eric, and Tia Breedlove and husband, Bill; brother, Harold Orr and wife, Peggy; sister. Jean On: six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Orr; brother, Jim Orr; and granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Orr.
In lieu of flowers, donations may he made to The Playground Fund at Grace United Methodist Church. P. O. Box 369. Manvel, Texas 77578.
A Celebration of Life was held Friday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at South Park Funeral Home. A brief graveside service was held Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at Candlers Chapel Cemetery in Booneville. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
ELMER ALLEN OSBORN
Burnsville Man Killed in Auto Accident Today
Elmer Allen Osborn of Rt. 1 Burnsville, Mississippi, who has been living in Chicago for some time, was killed instantly in an automobile wreck at 2 o'clock this morning about 90 miles south of Chicago. Mrs. Osborn is reported in critical condition in a hospital near Chicago because of injuries suffered in the accident, according to information given to relatives of the area.
Mr. Osborn and his family were returning to Chicago after spending the Weekend at his home in Burnsville for Mothers Day. He Left Burnsville with his family Sunday afternoon at one o'clock.
The Accident occurred at Cissna, Illinois. Further details of the Accident were unavailable.
Mr. Osborn, who had been employed as a machinist for the Western Railroad at Chicago for the past six years, was 47 year of age at the time of the accident. He was born in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but service will be held at Antioch Church with Rev. W. E. Sharp of Booneville, Mississippi in charge. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery with McPeter Funeral Home in charge. He was 47 at his death.
Mr. Osborn was an active member of the Woodmen of the World. He was married to Flora Mae Osborn of Chicago; one son Allen C. Osborn, Burnsville; one stepson Junior Davis, Glen, Miss; one daughter Mrs. Betty Farris, Burnsville; Four brothers, C. L. Osborn, J. L. Osborn, H. C. Osborn, and M. R. Osborn, all of Burnsville; three sister, Mrs. Pearl Burgess, Mrs. Bertha Hubbard, and Mrs. Cora Brewer, all of Burnsville; and four grandchildren
IDA JEWELL OSBORN
Burial Service for Ida Jewell Osborn
Ida Jewell Osborn, age 90 of Lincoln Park, Michigan, formerly of Iuka, Mississippi, died January 1, 1999.
Survived by three loving children, Hilda (Vollie) Holmes and Randolph, Flora (Robert) Also William (Nannie)
Mrs.Osborn leaves six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Willia Johnson, also survives. Monday, January 4, 1999 at Funeral Home, 3880 Fort, Lincoln Park, MI (1-313-928-6500).
Interment was at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, Flat, Rock, MI.
WILLIAM B. (BOB) OSBORN
Services Held For William B. Osborn
William B. (Bob) Osborn, age 63 of Lincoln Park, died June 21, 1999.
Survived by his beloved wife Nannie and loving family; two daughters, Linda (Al) Laforet, Karen (Jeff) Willis; one son Wade (Laurie) Osborn; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hilda (Wake Randolph and Flora (Bob) Holmes also survive.
Visitation 12-9 p.m. Wednesday & 10-11 a.m. Thursday. Mason Memorial Service was 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Westgate Cyrus Lodge #520.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at J. L. Peters Funeral Home, Inc. 3880 Fort Street, Lincoln Park (313-928-6500). Interment Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, MI.
Eugene Osborne, 68, of Rienzi, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital after a sudden illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 27. Burial was in Johns Cemetery.
Local survivors include his wife, Carol Osborne of Rienzi.
WHEELER‑Cecil W. Oswalt, 85, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at his home in Wheeler. He was a retired farmer and heavy equipment opera to, and a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Ed Lowery officiating Burial will be in the Pine Grave Cemetery.
Survivors include his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Windham, and her husband, Albert, of Wheeler, three grandchildren, Gail Wardlow and her husband, Dwayne, Dan Windham, and Karen Morgan and her husband, Richard; three great‑grandchildren, Katherine Wardlow, and Chris and Amy Morgan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evie Lucille Oswalt.
His nephews and cousins will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. today.
BALDWYN - Charles Oswalt, 63, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bryan Wilson and Bro. Buddy Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Oswalt and Ruby Richey, both of Blue Springs; a son, Jerry Watson of Blue Springs; his mother, Ail Oswalt Johnson of Booneville; a sister, Maudie G. Oswalt Buse of Mantachie; a brother, Perry Oswalt of Tupelo three grandchildren, Kevin Richey, Jarrett Watson and Jan Richey; a great-grandchild, Haygen Richey.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clint Oswalt; his wife, Lucy Oswalt; two brothers, Howell Oswalt and Stanley Oswalt; and a grandchild, Justin Oswalt.
His grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Glen, Max Floyd, Jack Bowdry, Joe Roberts, Eddie Scott and the coffee drinkers group at the Git & Go.
JOE OSWALT JR.
WHEELER - Joe Gaylon Oswalt Jr., 31, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of East Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He was a Prentiss County employee for 16 years and a lieutenant for the Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting and riding four-wheelers with his friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Marty Roberts and Bro. Rex Bullock officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Wheeler.
Survivors include his wife, Tina Oswalt of Wheeler; a daughter, Tiffany Oswalt of the home; a son, Brett Oswalt of the home; his mother and stepfather, Helen and Henry Floyd of Alpine; three sisters, Shirley West and husband, Terry, of Alpine, Jennifer Mize and husband, Bruce, of Dumas, and Betty Lambert of Booneville; his grandmother, Hattie Lee Hall of Alpine; two aunts, Becky Blankenship and husband, Billy Dale, of Alpine, and Sarah Gail Greenwood and husband, Colin, of Saltillo; two uncles, James Billy Hall and wife, Marilyn, of Alpine, and Nolan Oswalt and wife, Joyce, of Wheeler.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Gaylon Oswalt Sr., and his grandparents, Johnny and Dolly Oswalt, and Boyce Hall.
The Wheeler Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Joe Gaylon Oswalt Sr., 53, of Wheeler, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 3 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Austin Shook and the Rev. Paul Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Prentiss Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Mr. Oswalt was an employee of the third district of Prentiss County for 22 years. He was a Pentecostal.
He is survived by a son, Joe Gaylon Oswalt Jr., and his wife, Tina, of Wheeler; three daughters, Shirley Kuhn and her husband, Terry, of Alpine, Jennifer Mize and her husband, Bruce, of Dumas, and Betty Jo Lambert and her husband, Johnathan, of California; one brother, Franklin Nolon Oswalt Sr. and his wife, Joyce, of Wheeler; five grandchildren; four nieces and two nephews.
Pallbearers were Larry Mitch Powell, James Billy Hall, Kevin King, Terry West, Alvin Johnson and Henry Floyd. Honorary pallbearers were Boretta Oswalt and Randy Truelove.
He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Oswalt; his mother, Mary Lee Dolly Oswalt; and one sister, Shirley Ann Oswalt.
SHANA NGA PHAM OSWALT
Shana Nga Pham Oswalt, 33, of Baldwyn, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at her home after a long illness. A memorial service was held Oct. 10. Local survivors include her husband, Gary Franklin Oswalt of Baldwyn; a daughter, Anna Rhea Oswalt of Baldwyn; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Oswalt of Baldwyn.
ALLENE HODGES OUTLAW
Allene Hodges Outlaw, 86, of Baldwyn, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 26. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Local survivors include a stepsister, Annie Pearl Waters of Booneville; and two brothers, J. M. Alexander of Baldwyn and Bruce Alexander of Booneville.
BONNIE MERRIAL OUTLAW
Bonnie M. Outlaw Dies Suddenly Mon.
Funeral services for Bonnie Merrial Outlaw of Route 2, Baldwyn, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Oak Hill Church with Rev. Dov Tidwell and Rev. Joe Crawford officiating. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery with McMillan Funeral Directors in charge.
Mr. Outlaw died suddenly Monday at 3:30 at his home. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, a farmer, World War I veteran and 69 years of age.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rosie Lee Gullett Outlaw; two sons, Blanton Outlaw of Mudelein, Ill., and Hershall Outlaw of Baldwyn; two daughters, Mrs. Lela Mae Ford of Lakeville, Ill.; and Mrs. Jimmie McMillan of Booneville; two brothers, Noah Outlaw of Shawnee, Okla., and Ed Outlaw of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Rutherford of Baldwyn` and 15 grandchildren.
Source: Banner Independent Newspaper – 1964
Douglas Outlaw, 83, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a brief illness.
Services were Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Neil Davis officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Outlaw was retired from Levingston Ship Builders as an electrician. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Jericho Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Allene Hodges Outlaw of Baldwyn; two sons, Jerald Outlaw and his wife, Jeanna of Bethany, Okla., Wayne Outlaw of Orange, Texas; one sister, Mary Kate Koch of Florida; five grandchildren, Teresa Atkinson, Patrick Outlaw, Allison Outlaw, Todd Outlaw and Kelby Outlaw; three great-grandchildren, Jace, Rion and Lauren Atkinson.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Alexander; and a brother, George Turner Outlaw.
Pallbearers were Todd and Patrick Outlaw, J. M. and Tommy Alexander and Tommy and Mark Gamble.
BALDWYN - Annie Charlene Bullock Owen, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Green Oak Manor. She was a retired employee of Denton Mills and a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and fishing. She was a friend to everybody.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Merl Dixon and Bro. Charles Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Blaylock and her husband, John, of Southaven; a sister, Lorene Crawford and her husband, Howard, of Baldwyn; a granddaughter, Shanda Jackson, and her fiance, Kevin Montgomery, of Memphis; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Owen; her parents, Dalton Bullock and Bithie Davis Bullock; and two brothers, Fred O. Bullock and Oliver Bradley Bullock.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.
DUMAS ‑ Barbara Ann Davis Owens, 62, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at her residence. She was a disabled homemaker and a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Harris Owens of Dumas; one daughter, Rhonda Knighton and her husband, Michael, of Dumas; one son, Andy Owens and his wife, Christy, of Dumas; her grandchildren, Josh, Jarrett and Sunshine Knighton, Richard, Chad and Blake Owens; her step grandchildren, Johnna Wilson and Jordan Kerns; two stepsisters, June Winstead of Tupelo and Joyce Holdbrook of Dumas; her stepmother, Bessie Heavener of Baldwyn.
The family will serve as pallbearers
MRS. BERTHA SIMMONS OWENS
Obituary - Banner Independent, Booneville, Mississippi, 29 May 1969
Services Held For Mrs. Bertha Owens
Mrs. Bertha Simmons Owens passed away Friday at 7:15 p.m. in the Northeast Miss. Hospital after an extended illness. She was a member of the Church of God and 47 years of age.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Liberty Methodist Church with Rev. A. L. Marshall and Rev. R. C. Cartwright officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Jones Funeral Directors in charge.
She leaves her husband, Howard Owens of Booneville; three sons, Travis Owens of Biloxi, Jimmy and Timmy Owens of the home; two step sons, Lealon Owens and Milton Owens of Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Bobby Smith, Mrs. Luther Wayne Smith, and Mrs. Murl Pannell, all of Booneville; a step daughter, Mrs. Paul Simmons of Biloxi; her mother, Mrs. Sudie Simmons of Biloxi; a sister, Mrs. Joe A. Jordan of Biloxi; two brothers, Paul Simmons and James Simmons of Biloxi; and five grandchildren.
Submitted by Bill Scroggin
BOBBY ANDREW OWENS
Bobby Andrew Owens, 16, of Baldwyn, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services were Monday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church in Baldwyn with the Rev. Braxton Rutland and the Rev. Dale Rutland officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Owens was born Aug. 4, 1982. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Baldwyn. He was a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter W. Sprinkle, Etna Swader and James Wilson.
He is survived by his parents, Andy and Brenda Owens of Baldwyn; two sisters, Alisha Owens and Kimberly Owens, both of Baldwyn; his grandmother, Carol Sprinkle of Baldwyn; his grandfather, Billy Swader of Booneville; and his great-grandmother, Velma Studdard of Corinth.
BOYD ALLEN "BIG DADDY" OWENS
Boyd Allen "Big Daddy" Owens, 93, of Booneville, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Sunday. Feb. 10. Burial was in Booneville Cemetery.
Local survivors include a son, Bobby Owens of Booneville.
BOONEVILLE ‑ Clare Carmen Owens, 68, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at his home in Booneville. He was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County and a member of the Oak Ridge Church of Christ. He was a retired painter He enjoyed fishing, and he was active in charity auctions.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday al Salts Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Church of Christ Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Arletta Barnes of Booneville; four stepdaughters, Joan English, June Booth and Sandy Champion, all of Booneville, and Denise Hardin of Rienzi, four stepsons, Lonnie Davis of Fort Pearce, Fla., Gerry Davis of Wheeler, Marry Davis of Iuka and Chris Gene of Booneville; two sisters, Christine Passmore of Stantonville, Tenn., and Nadine Wagner of Brooklyn, Ark.; eight brothers, Cliff Owens of Walnut, David Owens and Joseph Owens, Gene Owens, all of Selmer, Tenn., and Butch Owens, Larry Owens, Junior Owens and Alvin Owens, all of Sri 22 grandchildren; eight great‑grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
IUKA - Delynn Owens, 69, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. He was born May 27, 1933, to the late James and Edna Pace Owens. He was a Christian and a member of the Iuka Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher for many years. He was a former employee of the Tishomingo County Electric Power Association and a retired member of IBEW Local 852 in Corinth. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Iuka Baptist Church with Elder Darren Owens and Bro. Jerry Michael Williams officiating. Burail will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Juanita O. Owens; a son, Keith Owens and wife, Helen, of Warren, Texas; a daughter, Debbie Arnold and husband, Randy, of Iuka; a brother, D. L. Owens of Fulton; four sisters, Eloise Miller of Fulton, Lynn Webb of Colorado, Opelean Duckworth of Red Bay, Ala., and Tupel Duvall of Rienzi; four grandchildren, Carey Hardwick of Phoenix, Ariz., Devin Owens of Warren, Texas, and Cody and Lana Arnold of Iuka.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Troy, Allen and Argle Owens.
Pallbearers will be Billy Skinner, Will McIntosh, Hugh Van Presley, Gene Crane, Edmund Puckett and Rick Owens.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Couples III Sunday School Class, Jim Robinson, Steve Turbeville and Robert Allen Wright.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or any Iuka Baptist Church fund.
BOONEVILLE - Dorothy "Dot" Sappington Owens, 67, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a retired payroll clerk for Brown Shoe Company and a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kara Blackard and the Rev. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Sumners Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Earl G. Owens; a daughter, Darlene Sappington Stell and her husband, Ealon, of Booneville; a stepdaughter, Judy Moore and her husband, Bill, of Booneville; two stepsons, Jimmy Owens, and Johnny Owens and his wife, Glenda, all of Booneville; a sister, Doris Hanson of Melissa, Texas; three granddaughters, Amber Lancaster, and Rhiannon and Ehlana Stell; six step grandchildren, Chrystal Moore, Jeremy Owens, Tim Owens, Brandon Harrison, Robert Depew and Kristina Mason; one niece; two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis Speck and Odie Lee Sanders; a son, Timothy Sappington; and two grandchildren, Michelle Lancaster and William "Zeb" Stell.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
BOONEVILLE - Faye Virginia Owens, 65, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth following an extended illness. She was born in New Site on Oct. 3, 1931, to the late George Washington and Ida Evelyn Bennett Denson. She was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church and she was retired from Plumrose U. S. A., Inc. She enjoyed working with crafts, painting, collecting dolls, cooking and working in her flower garden.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Shane Price and Bro. Jackie Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Bobby Owens, whom she married on August 11, 1948; two sons, Ray Owens and his wife, Jannae, Charles Owens and his wife, Vonda, all of Booneville; one daughter, Ann Cartwright and her husband, Floyd, of Booneville; five grandchildren, Darrell Cartwright, Terry Cartwright, Danny Cartwright, Wendy Owens and Josh Owens, all of Booneville; one great-grandchild, Kelly Cartwright; four step grandchildren, Renee McCoy, Michael Wilson, Pat Wilson and Tammy Lawson; nine step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Denson and his wife, Jean, of Booneville and Audie Denson and his wife, Ruby, of Memphis; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Floyd Cartwright, Leonard Pratt, Gary Cleveland, Mike Wilson, Chuck Kennedy and Dan Eaton.
BOONEVILLE - Frank Owens, 91, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at his home after a long illness. He was a farmer and a Pentecostal. He enjoyed farming and gardening. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Nora Lee Owens.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Childers officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Johnson and her husband, Carl, and Frankie Kennedy and her husband, Lee, all of Booneville; two sons, Charles Owens and his wife, Betty, and William Owens and his wife, Sandra, all of Booneville; six grandchildren, Nicky Owens, Chris Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Jason Kennedy, Chuck Owens and Chad Owens; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
Eula Irene Owens, 65, of Booneville, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness.
She was born March 2, 1933, to George and Bettie Brimingham. She was a retired employee of Kelwood Company.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. and Bettie Lee Brimingham; three brothers, Eulis, Avis and J. B. Brimingham and one grandchild, James Kevin Owens.
Services were Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marshall Tennison and Elder Gene Brimingham officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Marvin Owens of Booneville; two sons, James Owens and his wife, Lloyd, and Earl Owens and his wife, Clara, all of Booneville; two daughters, Kathern Pace and her husband,' Charles, and Kay Owens, all of Booneville; one brother, George Lee Brimingham of Booneville; two sisters, Christine Massengill of Tishomingo and Bettie Cleveland , and her husband, Lewis, of Booneville; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of relatives and friends, especially the employees of North Mississippi Kidney Dialysis.
LEALON LAMAR OWENS
Lealon Lamar Owens, 69, of Booneville, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at Specialty Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., following an extended illness.
Services were Monday, Aug. 13, at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of Unity Broadcasting (TV 53) in Booneville with Bro. Julian C. Jenkins of Red Bay, Ala., and Bro. Ed Kinder of Belmont officiating. Burial was in the House of Prayer Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born July 30, 1932, in Alcorn County, the son of John Howard Owens of Booneville and Lillian Childers Hessler of Biloxi. He started preaching at the age of 17, serving as the pastor of a number of churches throughout northeast Mississippi. He was the dedicated founder and president of the Unity Broadcasting Network, which started in Booneville and has grown to become a regional network of religious programming, now serving many cities in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. His ministry was one of Christian love and his life's work made the world a better place.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jewel Dee Case Owens; three sons, Ricky Lamar Owens and his wife, B. J., Jared Lealon Owens and his wife, Cathy, and Bill Lambert and his wife, Debra, all of Booneville; two daughters, Brenda Jolly and her husband, Gary of Nashville and Tabitha Wilbanks and her husband, Steve of Booneville; three brothers, Travis Owens and his wife, Judy, Jimmy Owens and his wife, Shirley, all of Ocean Springs and Timmy Owens and his wife, Delsie of Booneville; four sisters, Ophelia Simmons of Ocean Springs, Earline Smith and her husband, Curtis, Evelyn Smith and her husband, Luther Wayne, all of Booneville and Edith Pannell of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren, Steven Baker, Mark Baker, Kelly Baker, Rick Owens, Britt Owens, Dakota Hamm, Hunter Owens, Steven Wilbanks, Matt Wilbanks, Noah Calton and Sierra Wilbanks; three great-grandchildren, Paden Chism, Alea Grace Baker and Ally Faith Baker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and by a brother, Milton Owens of Biloxi.
Pallbearers were Steven Baker, Mark Baker, Kelly Baker, Ricky Owens, Britt Owens, Steven Wilbanks, Junior Anglin, Joey Payne, Michael Robertson, Kenny Case and Gerald Duncan. Honorary pallbearers were the Station Managers and members of the Board of Directors of Unity Broadcasting.
Memorials may be made to the Unity Broadcasting Network, P. O. Box 790, Booneville, MS 38829.
GUNTOWN - Lena B. Owens, 83, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at her home in Guntown after a long illness. Before retiring, she was the owner of Owens' Cafe in Guntown from 1973-1979. She was a member of Parkside Baptist Church in Kenosha, Wis. She enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family and friends. Her greatest joy were her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Franklin Breaux officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Catherine Grammer, and Wanda and Glen Higginbotham, all of Guntown, Fay Smith of Saltillo, and Shelby and Michael Smith of Meridian; two brothers, John Allen Curtis of Baldwyn and Bobby Curtis of Corinth; 15 grandchildren, Kim and Perry Bumpers, Donnie and Cristy Grammer, Murray V. Smith, April and Jason Grissom, and Amber and Michael Westmoreland, all of Saltillo, Donna Grammer of Guntown, and Justin and Charity Clark, Christopher Clark, Quinton Smith and Katlyn Smith, all of Meridian; seven great-grandchildren, Erica and Garrett Bumpers, Carly Sudduth and McKayla Westmoreland, all of Saltillo, Murray V. Smith III and Eric Smith of Waukesha, Wis., and Sara Smith of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Owens; a son, Albert Dee Owens; her parents, John and Luella Curtis; two sisters, Hattie Bishop and Alene Harrison; two brothers, Odeway Curtis and Gladys Curtis; and two sons-in-law, Murray V. Smith Sr. and Don E. Grammer Sr.
Pallbearers will be Perry Bumpers, Jason Grissom, Donnie Grammer, Michael Westmoreland, Murray V. Smith and Justin Clark.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
BOONEVILLE ‑ Mildred Jannae Owens, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, al St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after along Illness. She was born Jan. 10, 1939, in Booneville to Lawrence Guyton Hellums and Irrie Lenore Hoard Hellums. She was a homemaker and was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church. She was an artist and enjoyed painting winter and water scenes She also enjoyed sewing.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today al Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Williams officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Ray Owens, whom she married Nov 15, 1974; two daughters, Karen Renee McCoy of Booneville and Tammy Lynn Lawson of Hernando. two sons, Roy Michael Wilson of Booneville and Patrick Randolph Wilson and his wife, Monique, of Tupelo; two brothers, William Howard Returns and his wife, Rose, of Hernando and James Harold Hellums and his wife, Frances, of Enid Lake; nine grandchildren, one great‑grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Cartwright, Terry Cartwright, Eddie Murphy, Danny Cartwright, Todd Eaton and Dan Eaton.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Liberty United Methodist Church Building Fund, 127 Highway 30 East, Booneville, Miss. 38829.
NORA LEE OWENS
BOONEVILLE ‑ Nora Lee Owens, 94, died Tuesday, 7, 2000, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after along illness. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. She enjoyed embroidery and embroidery, and quilting.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Joshlin officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years. Frank Owens, two daughters, Kathleen Johnson and her husband, Carl, and Frankie Kennedy;, her husband, Lee, all of Booneville, two sons, Charles L. Owens and his wife, Betty, and William A Owens, and his wife, Sandra, all of Booneville; six grandsons, Nicky Owens, Chris Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Jason Kennedy, Chuck Owens, and Chad Owens; five great grandchildren.
Her grandsons will be pallbearers
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
REV. ROBERT OWENS SR.
CORINTH - The Rev. Robert Lee Owens Sr., 70, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a graduate of Eason High School. He was a member of the Springhill M.B. Association, an instructor at the Mississippi Baptist Seminary and vice president of the General Progressive State Convention. He was a former pastor of Little Zion M.B. Church, East Fifth Street M.B. Church and Macedonia M.B. Church. He was retired from Coca Cola of Corinth.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. David High officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Frances Alexander Owens of Corinth; two sons, the Rev. Houston Owens of Corinth, and Robert Owens Jr. and wife, Jacquelyn, of Laurel; a daughter, Mildred Wallace of Corinth; three brothers, George Owens of Jacksonville, Fla., James Rubin Owens of Champaign, Ill., and John Owens and wife, Earnestine, of Corinth; a sister, Georgia Keith and husband, Vasco, of Corinth; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Owens; a son, Timothy Lee Owens; a daughter, Birdie Lee Owens; and his wife, Sarah Lee Alexander Owens.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
VERA PAULINE WREN OWENS
The Family of Vera Pauline Wren Owens would like to send our heartfelt thanks to all who helped during her short illness and death. To those who came by, sent food, cards, ﬂowers and especially to those to kept us in your prayers. To Dr. Ken Harvey, who has been her primary physician for many, many years. Thank you to Dr. Jaime Ungo for his care in ICU and, most especially for his compassionate heart. To the firemen at #7, the ambulance crew and a special thank you to her extended family at Rosewood.
Mother was a very caring lady who had much rather be helping others, than to have someone helping her. She was a Christian, who is now in a much better place with her children, siblings and parents who preceded her in death. I know she is shouting and rejoicing with those reunions.
Mother, we miss you so, but the comfort is that we will see you again one day
Vicki Owens Schwan
Brian,Kati, and Kari
Billy & Margaret Johnson & 8 children
DOROTHY MAT OZBIRN
Dorothy Mat Ozbirn, 80, of the Pisgah community, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at her home alter an extended illness.
Services were Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Booneville with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ozbirn was a member of First United Methodist Church of Booneville and a housewife. She was preceded in death by one son, Edwin Dean Ozbirn.
She is survived by her husband, Alton Ozbirn; one son, Marvin Ozbirn and his wife. Debbie, of Pisgah; one daughter-in-law, Glenda Ozbirn of Pisgah; live grandchildren, Lisa Downs and her husband, David, Eddie Ozbirn and his wife, Stephanie, Tommy Ozbirn and his wife, Christy, Elisha Windham and her husband, Brian, and Nathan Ozbirn; and two great-grandchildren, Jake Downs and Arlie Ozbirn.
EDWIN D. OZBIRN
Edwin D. Ozbirn, 58, of the Pisgah community, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Owen and the Rev. Tommy Wilder officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery.
Mr. Ozbirn was retired from Otis Elevator Go., after 35 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Antioch iR2 Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Glenda Miller Ozbirn; his parents, Alton and Dorothy Mai Ozbirn of Pisgah; one daughter, Lisa Marie Ozbirn Downs and her husband, David T., of Memphis; two sons, Eddie Wade Ozbirn and his wife, Stephanie, and Tommy D. Ozbirn, all of Pisgah; one brother, Marvin Wade Ozbirn and his wife, Debbie, of Pisgah; one grandson, Jake Evan Downs of Memphis; one niece, Elisha Ozbirn of Pisgah; and one nephew, Nathan Ozbirn of Pisgah.
Pallbearers were Eddie Wade Ozbirn, Tommy D. Ozbirn, David T Downs, Marvin Wade Ozbirn, Nathan Ozbirn, Doug White, Russell White, Robert White and Eddie, Mrs. Lllie Ozbirn Dies Following Short Illness
MRS. LILLE PEARL OZBIRN
Mrs. Lille Pearl Ozbirn, age 82, passed away in the Booneville .hospital Sunday afternoon, after an illness of ten days. Services were conducted by Bro. J. L. Burcham and Gene Tennyson. Burial was in Tishomingo cemetery.
She had lived most of her life in the Holts Spur Community, She was married Maroni Ozbirn, November 11, 1923. To this union two. daughters were born. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist church. Mrs. Ozbirn was loved by all who knew her. She was a good neighbor and was very good to nurse the sick. .
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Maroni Ozbirn; two daughters, Chilene Steward, Ogden, Utah, and Laverne Clark, Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Dens Stacy, Rienzi Mrs. Rosa Dickerson, Corinth; tour brothers, Henry Brown lag, Tishomingo, Martin and Luther Browning, Burnsville and Alvin Browning, Franklin, Ind.; and five grandchildren
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