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Thad O. Owens Sr.

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Thad O. Owens, Sr.


Mr. Thad O. Owens, Sr., 93, resident of Brookhaven, died Feb. 25, 2013 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Brookhaven. He was born July 6, 1919 in the Stronghope Community in Copiah County, MS. He was the son of Charlie Lewis Owens and Salema Mae Tillman Owens.

Mr. Owens was employed as Manager of the Ford Tractor Company where he worked for 30 years. He later worked as a salesman for Brookhaven Equipment Company and worked there for 17 years until his retirement.

Mr. Owens served on the Board of Directors for Farm Bureau for approximately 30 years and was a member of the Brookhaven Exchange club for many years, where he served a term as President. He served as a Trustee on the Heuck's Retreat School board and was a member of the Adult Men's Sunday School Class at Heuck's Retreat Baptist Church.

Mr. Owens was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Hilda May Owens; his brothers, T. C. Owens and Percy Owens; his sisters, Thelma Kees and Nannie Mae Flowers; and a daughter-in-law, Linda LeJeune Owens.

He is survived by his brother, Hal Ray Owens; his sisters, Vivian Humphries and Maxie Overbey; his children, Thad O. Owens, Jr. (Pat), Ginny Owens, Charles R. Owens (Millie), Thomas E. Owens (Jackie), Rosemary Bishop (Tillmon); and two step-children, Jason Thomas Oliver (Sarah) and Carrene Oliver Scafidel (Blake).

Mr. Owens was blessed with 9 grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Brookhaven Funeral Home, 894 Natchez drive location, Brookhaven. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow at Heuck's Retreat Baptist Church cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brookhaven Funeral Home, 894 Natchez drive, Brookhaven, MS

Published in Clarion Ledger on Feb. 26, 2013
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