She was born March 16, 1923, in Rabun County to the late Frank and Leona Reed Nix. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen and Alan Owens, and four brothers.
Survivors include: two sons, Gene Owens and wife Freda of Franklin, N.C., and Wayne Owens and wife Tomiko of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Norma Wilborn of Clayton; two sisters, Clara Owens of Seneca, S.C., and Ella Mae Wilson of Highlands, N.C.; five grandchildren, Robert Owens, Rachel Green, Dawn Wilborn, Ashley Owens and Meagan Rogers; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Rogers, Roy Lowe and Everett Wilson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: R.L. Wilson, Edwin Wilson, Clay Owens, Steve Nix, Laland Owens and Stanley Owens.
Honorary pallbearers were Frank McCall, Kevin Nix, Morris Nix, Charles Reed, Dennis Ivester and Ralph Reed.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunter-funeralhomega.com.
The Clayton Tribune, March 15, 2012