Bill Owens

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Bill Owens, 82, of the Red Hill Community, passed away Monday evening, May 15, 2017, at St Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA.

Born December 20, 1934, he was the son of the Adgar Howard and Ana Payne Owens. He was the brother of the late  Harold Owens, Troy Owens, and Susie Sumner.  A  vocational teacher in Madison and Franklin County school systems, where he taught construction, plumbing, wiring and masonry.  He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon and Sunday School Director.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Segars Owens, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law,  Taska & Gregg Moore, Lavonia, Ga; two grandsons:  Ashley and Kortni Moore and Gregg  and Kayla-Dale Moore II; one great-grandson,  Brady-Dale Moore; two sisters and  brother-in-law, Van and Lee Williams, of Carnesville, Ga; and, Alberta Santmyres, of Carnesville, Ga;

Services will be held 4pm Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Cross Roads Baptist Church with Rev. Philip Blinson, Rev. Grady Jordan, and Rev. Bobby Jones.  Burial will follow in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is at the home.  They will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1 pm until 3:30 pm at the funeral home.  Flowers are welcome, but those wishing to make memorials please do so to the Cross Roads Baptist Church or The Gideons.



  1. Sorry for your loss.

  2. Beverly Carter
    May 30, 2017 - 5:13 pm

    Mr. Owens was my teacher at Franklin County High School. He was a very nice person and one of my favorite. I’m so sorry for y’all’s loss, and I will be praying for y’all.

  3. Ricky Whitworth
    May 27, 2017 - 10:12 am

    Dear Taska, Greg and family.
    I regret that I just picked up the paper and saw Bill’s picture. You know he was as good to me as he was everyone. I’ll never forget the times at Broad River and the life lessons learned. He was always a wonderful person and I’ll always remember his smile and friendly personality. Bill and Jean, always together, always involved and always helping people. Love to you all. Ricky Whitworth and family. And on behalf of Mary Jo Whitworth.

  4. Geneva (Owens) Pulliam
    May 18, 2017 - 11:29 am

    Dear Jean, Taska, and all the family. Just heard of Billy’s death and wanted you to know your burden is shared in my heart. I can remember so many happy times when we could be together, old times when Billy and I were growing up – back when cousins visited each other. And those memorable times at the Owens reunion, with you, Jean, and Billy. Will continue praying for you that God’s peace, strength and loving care will cover you during this time – and in the days ahead. My door is always open and my phone would love to receive a call if I can help you in anyway. My love and God’s blessings to all of you.

  5. David & Brenda Owens
    May 17, 2017 - 9:27 pm

    Jean, Taska I just found out about Bill and am deeply saddened for your loss. Our prayers go out to each of you. May the Lord in Heaven continue to guide you through the days ahead. Unfortunately I have an appointment on the 18th and cannot be at the service, but will be thinking of you.

  6. Lana Dove Collins
    May 17, 2017 - 7:59 pm

    Jean, I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family at this difficult time.

  7. Jean and Taska, sorry for the loss of Bill. I have fond memories of him at the lake when we were teenagers. Thinking on you

  8. Jean and Taska,
    We are so sad to hear of Billy’s passing. Our love and prayers are with as you go thru this trying time. Billy was a great man and positively affected so many lives in Franklin County. We love you both.
    Jack and Peggy Slaton

  9. Barbara Partain
    May 17, 2017 - 10:21 am

    Taska, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Barbara and Mike Partain

  10. Owens Family, please except my condolences on the passing of Mr. Bill. During my freshman year at FCHS, I took a construction class taught my Mr. Owens. He was a fine teacher.

  11. Jean, Taska and family, so may good memories of your dad at the lake when our children were younger, great times. Praying for you guys and for God to give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Mitch & Lori Murphy and family.

  12. Tasks, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I know firsthand how it feels to lose a parent. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  13. Jean Sorry to hear of your loss Praying for you,

  14. Linda and Blanton Payne
    May 16, 2017 - 11:05 pm

    Jean, Taska and Family,

    You have our deepest sympathy.
    Linda & Blanton

  15. Edward & Angie Andrews
    May 16, 2017 - 10:16 pm

    Praying for your family during this time.

  16. SharonVanPolen
    May 16, 2017 - 9:40 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Jean and family….Bill wad a very special man

  17. Jean and Taska my heart aches for your loss. Bill was a good man and I will always remember haw y’all welcomed my mom into your home. My prayers are with you.

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