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Dalton Lawrence Owens

Dalton Lawrence Owens, 81, of Bonnie died 3:17 p.m. Nov. 3, 2004, 
at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was employed 
by the state police in Du Quoin as a radio technician for 25 years. 

Mr. Owens was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Marion to James Dalton and Alta 
Jane (Gower) Owens. He married Myrna Jewell (Payne) Owens Oct. 27, 1945; 
she died Feb. 2, 1998. 

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Abner Cemetery in Nason. 
Services will be conducted by American Legion Post 141. Friends may call from 
6 to 9 p.m. today at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville. 

Mr. Owens is survived by a daughter, Beverly Norris and husband Wendell of 
Waltonville; grandsons Dallas Day of Mt. Vernon, Jordan Norris of Waltonville 
and Marcus Norris of Waltonville; a granddaughter, Cassi Quick of Waltonville; 
a great-grandson, Justice Owens of Waltonville; a great-granddaughter, Jadyn Day 
of Mt. Vernon; and sisters Florence Bennett of Bonnie and Delores Fite of South 
Roxana. 

He was preceded in death by his father, James Owens; his mother, Alta Jane (Gower) 
Owens; his wife, Myrna (Payne) Owens; a son, Jerry Owens; and brothers 
James Owens and Lowell Owens. 

Mr. Owens served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of 
Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a Protestant. 

Memorials may be made to Abner Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral Home. 
For more information you may contact Newell Funeral Home at 279-7272.


Date: 7 Nov 2004
Source: Register-News
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman * rwlmn@aol.com
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