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Van Zant Co., TX - 13 Sep 2004: John Robinson Owens

Van Zandt Newspapers
Obituaries Sep 13, 2004

John R. Owens

Services for John R. Owens, 74, Canton, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 11, at Eubank Funeral Home Chapel, Canton, with Bro. David Fretwell and Bro. Jerome Savage officiating.

Burial was at 3 p.m. in Grapeland Cemetery, Houston County.

Mr. Owens died September 8, 2004, in Canton.

He was born June 8, 1930, in Grapeland to the late John Ransome and Lillian Faye Robinson Owens. He graduated from Garland High School in 1948 and from East Texas University in 1953. He retired from teaching and coaching in 1983. He served as a minister of Church of Christ in Alabama, Missouri and Texas, and made four mission trips to India. He was a member of Whitton Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jo Wanda Miller "Jodie" Owens, Canton; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Paul "Chuck" and Jeanie Owens, Malakoff, and Danny Ray and Kim Owens, Lubbock; daughter and son-in-law, Fay and Herman McDonald, Mobile, Ala.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Charlotte Owens, Athens; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anita and Gary Farmer, Greenville, and Margie and Bill Hazelip, Commerce; and mother-in-law, Lillian Miller, Canton.

Pallbearers included Herman McDonald, Daniel McDonald, Damon McDonald, Robby Miller, Paul Jack "Pete' Nelson and Lemual Langley.

Honorary pallbearers were Dave Lunceford, Mike Watts, Russell Johnson, Oscar Brown, Nolan Dover, Robert Sanders and Johnny Andres.

Submitted by Renee Smelley
Notes:  (John was the son of John Ransome OWENS and Lillian Faye ROBINSON.   John Ransome was son of Isabella YARBROUGH and Ransome L. OWENS.   Isabella, daughter of Joseph Randolph YARBROUGH and Phoebe Clementine CRAWFORD

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