Barbara D. Owens

Published 10:15 pm Monday, April 29, 2019

Barbara Davis Owens, 83, of Columbia died April 23, 2019 at UNC Lenoir Health Care.

Born in Tyrrell County, February 12, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Lillian Sawyer Davis. She was married to Raymond Edward Owens who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Barbara was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, where she served as pianist and Sunday School teacher.

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Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on April 28 at Bryan Funeral Service Columbia Chapel. Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow at the family plot in Azalea Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are sons Raymond Owens Jr., Charlton Wesley “Chuck” Owens of Columbia; daughters Gloria Hope Owens of Kinston and Kimberly Sue Owens of Columbia; grandchildren Kelli Owens, Mandy Owens, Jessie Owens, Holly Humphlett, Brandy Sawyer, Heaven Owens and Austin Owens; five great-grandchildren and sisters Teresa Barnes and husband Gordon of Greenville and Peggy Perry and husband J.A. of Chesapeake, Va.

She was preceded in death by sister Phyllis Swain.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia, where online sympathy messages can be directed to