Elsie Hughes Owen

Elsie Hughes Owen

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.—Elsie Hughes Owen, 89, who was raised in Halifax and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. She was living in the Somerby Retirement Home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina when she passed after a declining period in her health.

Mrs. Owen was born in News Ferry, Va., on Feb. 10, 1923. She was the daughter of Robert Cuble Hughes and Mary Emma Chandler Hughes. Mrs. Owen was a military wife. Her husband is the late Albert William Owen, Sr., Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired, who passed away Feb. 10, 1995. After her husband's military service, Mrs. Owen lived in Fayetteville, N.C., Ahoskie, N.C., and Wilkesboro, N.C., before moving to the Charleston and Mount Pleasant, S.C. area.

Mrs. Owen was a Baptist. She was very dedicated to her family and faith. While in Wilkesboro, she was a very active member of the Wilkesboro Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Solo's.

Survivors include: two daughters, Carol Forester and husband James of Wilkesboro; Toni Conover of Mount Pleasant, SC; two sons, A.W. Owen, Jr. and wife Jennie of Snow Hill; Edward Owen and wife Elizabeth of Lutz, Fla.; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and three sisters; Annie Mae Hodnett of Keeling, Va.; Emma White of Keeling, Va.; and Thelma Bane of Vernon Hill, Va.

Mrs. Owen was predeceased by: two sisters, Sally Anderson; Alice Hughes, who passed away at ten months of age; four brothers; Garland Hughes, Joseph Hughes, George Hughes, and Woodrow Hughes.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Highland Burial Park with the Reverend Carl Burger of Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Keeling, Va., officiating. Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is serving the Owen Family. A viewing will be held this evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel, 5858 Riverside Drive, Danville, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the : P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011; online at www.alz.org; or by calling 1-800-272-3900.

Published in The Daily Times on Dec. 4, 2012