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Graveside Service

Forest Lawn Cemetery
Monday August 19th, 2019

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Betty Owens

Betty Ann Whitmore Owens


Betty Ann Whitmore Owens, age 68, formerly of Gossett Street and wife of the late Jerry Leon Owens passed away on August 15, 2019, at NHC of Laurens.

Born in Woodruff, she was a daughter of the late Lerlie Woodrow and Martha Minor Whitmore. A member of Eastside Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society, Betty loved scrap booking, her family and was retired from DHEC Home Health.

Surviving are:  her daughter, Sara Owens (Cora) of Laurens; sister, Loretta Bruce (Lee) of Gaston, SC; grandchildren, William Newman, III, (Natasha) of Laurens, Joshua Newman of Laurens; and a great-grandson, William Newman, IV of Laurens.

In addition to her husband and parents, Betty was predeceased by a son, Jerry Enice Owens.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM, on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at the home and will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the graveside service.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.


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Sara you may not remember me but Your Mom and I were good friends when we worked at Walmart together. We had moved to Lauren's due to transfer with Walmart. Your mom befriended me and I am eternily grateful for that friendship. I relocated her shortly after my husband passes away and we visited by phone. Please know I am so sorry for your loss and will never forget Betty. Will keep you in my Prayers.

Marilyn Blackwell Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

A wonderful woman who welcomed me into the family even before I married into it! She made sure that Brittany and I were set, always willing to babysit, lend me her computer for school, and if she couldnt be there, Aunt Sara always was! She will be missed greatly, and my heart hurts for you all! I wish I could be there today, of all days, but know that she is at peace! She will always be there even if she is not physically there! I love all you guys so much, miss yall, and me and the girls are sending all of our love!!

Amy, Brittany, & Aryanna Aug 19 2019 12:00 AM

I am heart broken for the loss of my friend. We have shared so many fun memories and have always been there for each other through the sad ones. Today, we celebrate her new life in Heaven. The pain, the worry, and the trials of this life are over. Always she will be near and I will treasure our memories forever. Love and prayers for her family

BettyAnn Spires Aug 19 2019 12:00 AM

A Medium Spathiphyllum was ordered on August 19, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 19 2019 12:00 AM

I pray that God give you strength & peace. You did your best to take care of your Mother. God got her now. So cry if you need to; but cherish your memories. You Mother & Father & Mother are together in Heaven.
Blessings & Love.

Angelia Crawford0 Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

Sara Lynn and family,

So shocked to hear of Betty passing. We always enjoyed scrapping with her. She made the most beautiful cards and was always quiet. She had a very pretty smile that lite up her face. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time. Dawn Orr (Dale's sister)

Dawn orr Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Owens

Sheila Alexander Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

Many thoughts and prayers for your family in the loss of your loved one.

GOD bless you,
Donnis Quinn

Donnis Quinn Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

Betty was such a sweet and humble person. She loved getting together with her Red Hat friends and we will miss her! Sarah and Cora, I extend heartfelt sympathies to you and the grandchildren. I pray for Gods peace to give you peace and comfort.

Robbie South Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. She was a sweet lady and it was a pleasure to work with her at DHEC. I will be keeping her family in my prayers.

Rene Neel Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

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