Nellie Ruth Owens

December 9, 1926 ~ March 18, 2019

Born in: Telford, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Nellie Owens, 92, Johnson City, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at The Waters of Johnson City. Nellie was a Washington County native, born to the late John O. and Nola Mae Hale. She was a housewife that raised five sons. She was a member of North Johnson City Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by: her husband, Lawrence Owens; one son, Brian Keith Owens; one grandson, Patrick Owens; four brothers, Haul Hale, IG Hale, Jimmie Hale and Lawrence Hale; and one sister, Mildred Hale Price. Survivors include: four sons, Michael Owens and his wife Saundra, of Johnson City, Gary Owens and his wife Maria, of Newport News, VA, Craig Owens and his wife Rachel, of Gallatin, TN and Mark Owens, of Johnson City; grandchildren, Todd, William, Jeremy, Phillip, Brian Keith, Sanders, Isaiah, Allison, Ansley, Morgan and Leah; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family of Nellie Owens will receive friends from 6 PM until 8 PM Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8 PM with Rev. Rick Powell officiating. Pallbearers will be: Mike, Gary, Craig, Mark, Todd and Sanders Owens. The committal service will be held at 10 AM Friday, March 22, 2019. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:45 AM to go in procession to Monte Vista Memorial Park.

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  1. Anonymous says: sorry …i know you loved her very much… you are blessed to have had such a wonderful wonderful woman in your lives.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kathy and I send our prayers to all the Owens Family. Nellie and Lawrence and the sons will always have a special place in our hearts along with all the special memories of our long friendship and times at Giant Wholesale.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Mark and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Always cherish the wonderful memories. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nellie and my mother were friends at Dominion. She always introduced us, and Nellie was always so happy. She will be missed.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Dear Michael, Gary, Craig and Mark, Bill and I were saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. We will never forget the wonderful times we had at your home. Your mother was the kindest women on earth. We have wonderful memories being at your house when all you kids were growing up. Had wonderful meals together. We cherish those times. Bill, Nita, Myra Artrip Schill, Karen :Pence,and Ken Artrip

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