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OBIT: Mrs. Charlotte Ann Owen

Mrs. Charlotte Ann Owen

Mrs. Charlotte Ann Owen of the Kennys Bend Community died at the age of 83 at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday afternoon November 28, 2018 just eleven weeks and two days following the death of her husband of over sixty eight years. Mrs. Owen died at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where she was admitted November 10th following a debilitating stroke.

Her longtime pastor, Eld. Junior Dickerson, officiated at the 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon December 2nd funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed beside her husband in the Garden of Gethsemane at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

The fourth of six children born to the late Charlie Robinson Midgett who died at the age of 78 on April 13, 1976 and Mary Ann Thompson Midgett who died at the age of 92 on April 6, 1996, she was born Charlotte Ann Midgett on the Midgett family’s Popes Hill Community farm.

Four of her siblings preceded her in death; Yvonne Midgett Montgomery Maxwell who died in 2003 at the age of 75, Harold Midgett who died at the age of 85 in 2011, Bobby Midgett who died at the age of 52 in 1982 and Raymond Midgett who died as an infant at the age of 18 months in 1945.

On August 5, 1950 she was united in marriage to Rome Community native John Clasken (J. C.) Owen who preceded her in death on September 10, 2018 at the age of 86. The marriage ceremony was in Rossville, Georgia and was performed by Minister George W. McClure.

From 1954 until their retirement on May 14, 2014 the Owen family owned and operated the J. C. Owen Lumber Co. which operated in the city of South Carthage on what would later become Cedar Street and ultimately ending their career at the former Oldham Rock Quarry in the Rome Community.

Mrs. Owen was in charge of the bookkeeping for the firm as long as her health permitted.

Mrs. Owen attended Smith County High School but married before graduating.

She was saved in July of 1948 at age of 12 and was baptized into the full fellowship of the Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church on July 29, 1948 by Pastor G. A. Gregory where she remained a member until death.

Surviving is her son, Jimmy Owen and wife Helen of the Watervale Community; three grandchildren, Candice Owen and husband Tony Barlage of Golden, Colorado, Dr. Casey Owen and wife Sarah McDonald Owen of the Hickory Hill Community in Wilson County, Caroline Owen of the Watervale Community; Mrs. Owen only surviving sibling, a sister, Lucy Midgett

Hackett and husband Kemmel of the Tuckers Cross Roads Community; sister-in-law, Vi Midgett

of Petal, Mississippi and Marion Midgett of Mt. Juliet.

The Owen family requests memorials to the Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.