James “Bull” Owens

Published 11:31 am Thursday, June 7, 2018

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James “Bull” Owens, 79, of Greenville, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, May 24th, 2018.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 26 at Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home.

Rev. Stacy Gaston officiated the funeral. Burial took place at Sunrise Memorial Park.

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Mr. Owens was a faithful servant of the Lord. He preached the gospel from 1976 until 2017, serving at many churches including Magnolia Baptist, Midway Baptist, Fleetwood Baptist, Shakleville Baptist, Garland Baptist, East Chapman Baptist and Sweet Home Baptist.

Mr. Owens joined the U.S. Army and served his country until he retired in 1998.

Known to his family and friends as “Bull,” Mr. Owens is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; children, Hal (Marianne) Owens and Lisa Owens; grandchildren Leigh Ann (Dennis) Brown, Leslie (Tory) Jordan; great grandchildren Camryn and Chase Brown and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, Trudy and Delaney Owens and nine brothers and sisters, Audrey, David, Ruby, Doris, Mildred, Milton, Frances, Willard and Betty preceded him in death.

The family will accept flowers or donations can be made to one of Bull’s favorite charities, The Butler Cattleman’s Association scholarship fund.