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Graveside Service

Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
Saturday August 22nd, 2020

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Cora Hughes Owens

Cora Hughes Owens


Hickory Tavern


Cora Hughes Owens, age 79, of 242 Hickory Heights Drive, and wife of Jerry Owens went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood.


Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late David Bryson Hughes, Sr. and Annie Mae Crowder Hughes. She worked for CMI Industries until the plant closed in 2001, and retired from Laurens District 55 High School in June of 2006. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church.


In addition to her husband, Cora is survived by her two sons, Ricky Owens of the home and Tony Owens (Ginger) of Seymour, TN; two grandchildren, Tara Owens of Seymour, TN, Tyler Owens (Courtney)  of Seymour, TN; three great-grandchildren, Jaxxon Botkin, Walker Owens and Boone Owens, all of Seymour, TN; two brothers, Leonard Hughes (Ruby) and Jimmy Hughes (Sherry) both of Laurens; two sisters, Dorothy Davis of Laurens and Elaine Brown (Dean) of Cross Hill.


In addition to her parents, Cora was predeceased by two brothers, David Bryson Hughes, Jr. and Robert N. Hughes and a sister, Frances Hughes.


A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Conducted by Rev. James K. Hamilton.  The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service.


The family will be at the home, 242 Hickory Heights Drive, Gray Court, SC 29645.


Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 885 Bethel Church Road, Laurens, SC 29360.


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





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Cora my sweet cousin.I send my condolences to Jerry and family.I have had ankle replacement and was not able to attend but I did want to acknowledge the family and express my sadness for the loss of a very sweet lady . God be with you all Love Janice Crowder Hames.

Janice Crowder Hames Aug 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cora Owens

Sheila Seay Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Family, So sorry to hear of Cora's passing. She was a sweet and beautiful lady. I enjoyed taking breaks with her at Clinton Mills and having classes with her at Piedmont Tech. I also looked forward to her Christmas card each year. Praying that God will comfort you today and the days ahead.

Charles and Sue Gann Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Our sympathy goes out to Cora's family. Cora was a beautiful lady and a shining light to be around. She will be missed. Our hearts go out to Jerry, Ricky, Tony and all the family. May our LORD's peace and comfort dwell with the family.

Mackie & Geraldine

Mackie & Geraldine Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cora Owens

tommy wilbanks Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cora Owens

Sandra Laws Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Cora was a special lady! Give my regards to Jerry, Ricky, Tony , Ginger granddaughter Tara, grandson Tyler and wife Courtney and 3 precious great grandsons Jaxxon, Walker and Boone. I will always love her for giving me my special son n law Tony. Praying the Lord Will comforts your hearts and blesses your life with treasured memories of Cora in the years to come.

Azilee Frederick Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cora Owens

Catherine Holder Aug 20 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cora Owens

Carolynda Hall Thompson Aug 19 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry Uncle Jerry, Rick, Tony an Ginger all of family. Cora was a beautiful person. You are all in our prayers an thoughts. We love you all.

Joyce, Charlene, Chip, Gwen, Lisa, Allen Aug 19 2020 12:00 AM

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