JAMES OWENS SR.
James Owens Sr., 71, of Ashdown, Ark., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Texarkana, Texas.
Mr. Owens was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Ashdown. He was an employee of Nekoosa/Georgia Pacific, former member of Harmony Skylarks and Soul Stirrers and member of Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, where he was a choir member and men’s Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Mary “Polly” Owens of Ashdown; four sons, James Owens Jr. of Texarkana, Curtis G. Winfrey Jr. of Ashdown, Michael Owens of Lewisville, Texas, and Detrice Winfrey of Killeen, Texas; three daughters, Felecia “Lisa” Covington of San Diego and Rhonda Howard and Leslie Martyr of Killeen; four sisters, Louise Cook of Madera, Calif., and Lillie Brisco, Ida Robinson and Shirley Winslow of Texarkana; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Flemmings officiating. Burial will be in Ashdown Memorial Gardens under direction of Richardson Hill Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the church.
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