Born 7-13-1907 -- Died 11-30-2005
Ollie Asalena Owens, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George and Mary Matney Jennings, was born July 13, 1907, in Calico Rock, Ark.
She died Nov. 30, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne.
She was married to C.L. (Spikey) Owens in 1930.
To this union, eight children were born.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Union.
Survivors include her children, Lauretta Freeman of Twin Falls, Idaho, Hazel Powell of Yakima, Wash., Sonny Owens of West Plains, Mo., Edward Owens of Salem, Jerry Owens of Napavine, Wash., and Charles Owens of New Orleans, La.; 27 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974; two sons, Larry and Wendell Owens; a granddaughter, Amanda Owens; two daughters-in-law, Marilyn and Beatrice Owens; six brothers and sisters and her father and mother.'
The funeral service was held Dec. 5 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Burial followed in the Union Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.