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Wilma Owens

Wilma Lorene “Nanny” Owens, 86, of North Little Rock died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. She was born Dec. 31, 1926 in Bee Branch, to Johnny and Clara Chance.

She was a homemaker, child care giver, and an active member of First General Baptist Church of North Little Rock where she served as a Sunday School teacher and president of the Women’s Missionary Society for over 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 55 years, Cleatus A. Owens; brother Hurley Ray “Bud” Chance; and daughter-in-law, Barbara A. Owens.

Survivors include sons, Ronald L. Owens of Snellville, Ga., and Sherman L. Owens and wife Juanita of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Nina Kathy Owens of North Little Rock; grandchildren, Ashley Alderman, Brain Owens and wife Laura, William Owens, Sonja Nelson and husband Bob, and Brad Owens; great-grandchildren, Charlie and Bennett Owens, Rob, Chance and Nash Nelson; sisters, Mrytle E. Tindall of North Little Rock, Pernie L Barnett and husand Bob of Jacksonville, Hervie “Wayne” Chance and wife Linda of North Little Rock; sister-in-law, Margie L. Chance and a host of other family and friends.

A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 10, at First General Baptist Church in North Little Rock.

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