Grace Owens

Grace Lydia Owens, 98 of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at the Hospice Center of Chattanooga. She attended Concord Baptist Church. Grace was born in Chicago and lived a colorful life, meeting her husband of 68 years, W. Lester Owens, in the circus and working with him as a trapeze artist, performing throughout the county, including Australia and New Zealand before they settled in Chattanooga in 1948. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leck; one sister, Laverne; four brothers, Elvin, Berthel, Mevin and an unnamed infant and by a beloved grandson, Barry. Survivors include her two sons, Michael and Patrick; grandson, Timothy; four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Concord Baptist Church, with Rev. David King officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visit to share words of comfort to the family and to view the memorial tribute. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Concord Baptist Church, 7025 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the funeral home and from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church on Friday, Feb. 21. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

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