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1933 Billy 2017

Billy Owings

February 5, 1933 — May 23, 2017

William N. "Billy" OwingsLaurensWilliam N. "Billy" Owings, age 84, of 206 Woodbluff Road, and husband of Joan Curry Owings, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Hospice of Laurens County Hospice House.Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Hicks F. and Carrie Burns Owings. Billy retired from First Union Bank and was a member of First Baptist Church and of the Bobby Smith Sunday School Class. He was a Mason with Palmetto Lodge #19 and a Shriner with the Hejaz Temple with 50 years of service.Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Jeff Owings (Marlene) of Laurens, Jeral Rushton Johnson (W.A.) of Winston Salem, NC, Gail Rushton Garrett (Susan Sutton) of Boiling Springs, SC and Vicki Taylor Flanagan of Greer; brothers, Jim Owings (Barbara) of Clinton and Robert Owings (Joyce) of Laurens; grandchildren, Will Owings, Ben Owings (Ellison), Erin Owings (Tori Patterson), Meredith Bryant (Shannon), Derek Taylor (Austin), Audrey Thomason, and Katie Garrett; and 7 great-grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Noffz Owings; sisters, Sara Katherine Knight, Elizabeth Hill and Estelle Kirby; brother, Charles H. Owings; and a grandson, Joshua Mitchell.Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, May 25, 2017, at First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson and Rev. Phil Hall. A private burial will be held in Westview Memorial Park.The family will be at the home and will receive friends at First Baptist Church immediately following the memorial service.Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Bobby Smith Sunday School Class, 300 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360 or to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.Condolences may be expressed online at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Billy Owings please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Westview Memorial Park
5740 Highway 76 West
Laurens, SC, 29360


MAY 25. 11:00 AM (EDT)

First Baptist Church

300 West Main Street

Laurens, SC

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