Dorothy Glynn Atkins Owen
Dorothy Glynn Atkins Owen, 76, of Dresden, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Services were held 2 p.m. Saturday at Jolley Springs Baptist Church near Dresden, with Dr. Don McCulley, Tony Michael, Michael Simmons and Jerry Wiggins officiating. Burial was in Butler Cemetery near Gleason. Bowlin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Johnny Henderson Jr., David Henderson, Clint Lowry, Kerry Warman, Jason Owen, Josh Owen, Jacob Barker and Ethan Owen served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Stephen Shopher, Brandon Evans, Britt McClain, Jamie Thompson, Steven Shanklin, James Painter and Jerry Johnson.
Mrs. Owen was born in Henry County, daughter of the late Henry Clay and Annie Inez Atkins. She was a member of Jolley Springs Missionary Baptist Church and the FCE Club. She was a WMU member and former director.
Survivors include five daughters, Linda (Mitchell) Evans of Cottage Grove, Patricia (J.C.) Lowry of Gleason, Pamela (Ronnie) Warman of McKenzie, Diania (Louis) Barker of Southaven, Miss., and Cynthia (Steven) Seamans of Chandler, Ariz.; three sons, Tony (Karen) Owen of Salsbury, N.C., Kenneth Owen of Gleason and Bobby (Brenda) Owen of Fulton, Miss.; two brothers, George Atkins of Paris and Jerry (Rosie) Atkins of Jonesboro, Ga.; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Joy Vowell, Ruby Bell and Ruth Kemp.