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Fred Owens Jr.

Mr. Fred Owens Jr, 83, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at a Brewton hospital. He was a native of Wilmer, Ark., and a resident of the Flomaton and Century area since 1971, coming from Bossier City, La. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retiring after 22 years of service as a jet engine and missile technician. While stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, he received the Air Force Commendation Medal for rescuing a launched, out of control missile that could have done grave damage to the base. After he retired from the military, he worked in the oil fields as a technician. He was a member of Century First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lou S. Owens of Flomaton; four sons, Fred A. (Sharon) Owens, Terrance ‘Terry’ H. (Cynthia) Owens, Darrell (Kimberly) Owens and Tracy R. Owens, all of Flomaton; a daughter, Sandra L. (Donny) Hastings of Brewton; two sisters, Francis Wright of Lake Providence, La. and Kathlene Gideon of Dearborn, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Homer Stewart and the Rev. Gam Graves officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Cemetery with full military honors and Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers will be Kyle Owens, T.J. Owens, Mickey Sansom, Coby Owens, David Owens, and Charles Sansom.