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Bessie Lou Owens, age 82

Bessie Lou Owens, 82, of Austin, Arkansas went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 15, 2022. She was born November 9, 1939 in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas.

Lou is preceded in death by her parents, James Glen and Gertie McDougal, Husband Jessie Lee Owens, 4 Brothers, Paul McDougal, Enoch McDougal, Richard McDougal and Harold McDougal, 3 Sisters Ann Shane Mary Etta Hodshire, Sara Gilbert, son in law Jimmy Theroux, and 1 Great Grandson Peyton Owens.

Lou leaves behind her children, Tim Owens (Mary), Nancy Theroux, and Jeff Owens (Brandy).

10 Grandchildren, Becky Fowler (Scott), Tony Owens (Brandie), Pam Fitch (JC) Randy Owens (Jessica), Jaymee Sykes (Arron), Brittany Owens (Kalan), Kayla Owens (Colby), Matt Owens (Bobbie Joe), Zack Howard (Heather), and Bradley Howard.

20 Great Grandchildren, Leslie Gill (Bryce) Hallie Moore (Troy) Andrea Fitch, Madison Cross (Josh), Hunter Fowler, Dallas Owens, Braden Owens, Gabe Owens, Trent Sykes, Tommy Fitch, Brantley Owens, Emma Owens, Divinity Sykes, Trinity Sykes, Bo Owens, Gunner Owens, Nolan Owens, Draco Bell, Jaxon Howard, Zayden Howard, Deacon Owens, and Waylon Owens.

2 Brothers Gene McDougal (Sudie) and Jackie McDougal (Shirley).

1 Sister Clista Gilbert.

1 Sister-in-Law Brenda Burr.

And several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 20, 2022 at 6:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10:00am at New Testament Baptist Church; 1601 Lincoln Street, Lonoke, Arkansas, 72086. Interment will follow at Union Grove Cemetery in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.


  • Brittany Owens Posted June 17, 2022 11:27 PM

    I love you so much memaw. I know you will always be watching over me and Dallas along with papaw now.. you are the best grandmother anyone could have ever asked for and I will forever be blessed

  • Christine and Nathanial Aschbrenner Posted June 20, 2022 7:31 AM

    We are so sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

  • Kenny & Shelia Staggs Posted June 20, 2022 8:31 AM

    In our prayers

  • Paula Fitch Posted June 20, 2022 11:45 AM

    So sorry for your loss , she always was so friendly and never without a smile God Bless You All as you go through this grief

  • Velma Jean and Sherry Wood Posted June 20, 2022 2:07 PM

    Our love and prayers for all the family!

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