Dorothy Ham

Dorothy Nell Owens Ham, 84, of Jacksonville, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at her home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville with the Rev. Buddy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Onslow Memorial Park.

Born July 15, 1929, in Lumberton, Miss., she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Daisy Jones Owens. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Perry E. Ham; her brothers, Oreace and Fred Owens; and her sister, Eva Ladner.

Surviving are her two daughters, Carol Willis and husband Randy, Judy Riggs and husband Carl, all of Jacksonville; a brother, Lawrence Owens of Luling, La.; five grandchildren, Kevin Willis and wife Carrie, Denise Brown and husband Jeff, Rhonda Littleton and husband Farley, Carl Riggs Jr. and wife Traci, Brandon Riggs; and seven great-grandchildren, Ashley and Jessica Carter, Savannah Brown, Hayley and Abby Littleton, Holden Willis, and Shaynah Riggs. The family wishes to express a special "Thank You" to Diane Campbell for always being there for Mom.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday at Jones Funeral Home.

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Jones Funeral Home & Crematory
303 Chaney Ave Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 455-1281

Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Mar. 15 to Mar. 18, 2014