james e owens sr
James E. Owens Sr. Inman James Ellis Owens Sr., 77, of 255 Reynolds Road, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998 at his home. Bom in Polk County, he was the son of the late George Walker and Nana Lee Couch Owens. He was a retired conductor with Seaboard Coastline Railroad and served in the army during World War II. Survivors: wife, Carolyn Atkins Owens of the home; son: James Ellis Owens Jr., Weston, Ga.; stepchildren: JoAnn Waldrop, Lyman, Tony Clayton, Campobello; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Petty Funeral Home. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Wildwood, Fla.