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Monday October 21st, 2019
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Bobbie Mills Owens

Bobbie Lee Mills Owens




Bobbie Lee Mills Owens, age 87, resident of Carolina Gardens and formerly of Dagnall Circle, widow of John Henry Owens, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Hospice of Laurens County Hospice House.


Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Robert “James” and Callie Yarborough Mills.  Mrs. Owens was previously employed with Laurens Shirt Factory, Laurens Mill, and 3M.  Bobbie was a long-time member of Second Baptist Church and later joined Hillcrest Baptist Church.  Through the years, she was a member of the church choir at Hillcrest, was heavily involved as the Acteens leader at both churches, and was active with the youth music ministry at both Hillcrest Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church.  Bobbie loved family vacations, especially traveling to beaches and camping.


Surviving are her son, Randy Owens and wife Stephanie of Raleigh; granddaughters, Johnna Owens and Ciara Owens, both or Raleigh; sisters, Trudy Manley and husband Charles of Gray Court and Donnie Earle of Laurens; and brother, Jim Mills and wife Debbie of Laurens.


In addition to her husband and parents, Bobbie was predeceased by five siblings, Wayne Mills, Shirley Bagwell, Margaret Townsend, Nancy Mills, and Edward Mills.


Private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel.  


The family will be at the home of Beverly and James Hall, 101 Sunshine Lane, and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 6:00-8:00 pm on Monday.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Laurens County at www.hospiceoflaurenscounty.com or by mail at PO Box 178, Clinton, SC  29325.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Hi Randy! So sorry to hear about Ms. Bobbie passing. I have so many memories of all of us together for Sunday lunch after church and being neighbors. All those summer Choir Trips to the beach and mountains. Your mom was a very sweet lady. Looking at the pictures you have posted I know she was very proud of you and your beautiful family. All of you are in my prayers.

Ann Word Turner Oct 24 2019 12:00 AM

What a sweet, loving person she was. Growing up in the same neighborhood in the LAURENS Mill area, I share many family memories as a little girl. My Mom died when I was four . I was the baby with three brothers and three sisters . I was always welcome at their house. Her Dad.
was a hard worker, her Mom played games with us (such as jackstones on the front porch) , Life was full of love and we knew we were loved. Trudy was my best friend until we moved away but I never forgot this sweet family. Bobbie loved being a Mom. Her Son , Randy, was her pride and joy. Thank you , Lord for these sweet memories of a special lady!

BettyAnn Bolt Spires Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM

Randy Im so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a sweet wonderful kind soul. I know your heart is heavy, my condolences to you and your family.

Freddie Bagwell Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of Bobbie Owens

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From AJ, Dave, Eric and Mike. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family in this trying time!

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