March 13, 1931-October 10, 2013
David Allen Owen of Golden, Colorado, passed away October 10, 2013 at the age of 82.
David was born March 13th, 1931 in Athens Texas to Jack and Lillie Owen, the youngest of 4 children and a son of a Henderson County pioneer family. David grew up in Athens, and graduated from Athens High School in 1948. He attended Schreiner Institute Military Academy in Kerrville, Texas. He graduated from Baylor University in 1954 with a B.S. in Business Administration.; He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952 and went on to serve his Country for 29 years, when he retired in 1979 with the rank of Captain. He married Barbara Allen in 1953 in Waco. David was a member of the Dallas Lodge 760, A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite 32°, and Hella Temple. He and Barbara moved to Colorado in 1999 to be near their children and grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by Barbara, his beloved wife of 55 years: son, Stephen Randolph Owen; three sisters, Mary Owen Greenwood of Houston, Lucy Dee Owen McIntire, and Martha Owen Taylor, both of Athens.
David is survived by two sons, David Allen Owen Jr. of Berthoud, Colorado and Frank Andrew Owen of Golden, Colorado; daughters-in-law Susan Owen and Penny Kipley; three grandchildren, Marc Wesley Owen and his partner Stephanie, Jesse Allen Owen and wife Sarah, granddaughter Savannah Megan Owen, and four great-granddaughters.
A private graveside service will be held Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Owen Family Cemetery in the Mill Run Community, outside of Athens.
March 13, 1931-October 10, 2013
Dora ‘Velma’ Whittenberg
Dora “Velma” Ward Whittenberg passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Corsicana, Texas where she had made her home with her daughter. Born and raised east of Crossroads in the Becks Chapel Community, she lived in Henderson County for 90 years.
Randall ‘Randy’ Spurgeon
MORGAN-Services for Randall Ray Spurgeon, 61 of Morgan are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in Harbor Baptist Church, 12059 SH 198 South, Gun Barrel City with Rev. George Yarger officiating.
Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Eula Bea Cox Vaughn
Graveside services for Eula Bea Cox Vaughn, 87, of Athens, are scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Shelby Cemetery with Pastor Mark Fulks officiating.
George Paul Shannon
Bradford, TX - A Memorial Service is being planned for a later date for George Paul Shannon, 76, of Bradford. He passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home in Bradford.
Dr. James W. Smith
ATHENS-Dr. James W. Smith passed away at his home in Athens July 13, 2014 after a short illness.
Victoria Ann Wyatt
Funeral services for Victoria Ann Wyatt, 4, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens. Interment will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County, Texas.
Barbara Joan Arthur
Barbara Joan Arthur, 78, of Athens, passed peacefully from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
A memorial service will be held to honor and celebrate Joan’s life, Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:30 A.M. at Sand Springs Baptist Church in Athens with Julius Ray Tapley officiating.
Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Williford Reeve
Services for Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Williford Reeve, 90, of Eustace will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens, with Bro. Mike Dean and Jack Houghton officiating.
Graveside services and interment for Sherry Wilson, 70 of Athens is scheduled for 11:00 A M Wednesday at Shelby Chapel Cemetery with Tommy Burch and Rev. Gene Bishop officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Roy Griffin, 81, of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with Bro. Mike Bragdon officiating. Interment will follow at Malakoff Cemetery.
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