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Lois Owens

Lois Williams Owens was born on Aug. 5, 1949, to the late Deacon Edward “Pap” and Pearl Span Williams. She attended Central Memorial High School and was a member of the graduating class of 1968. After graduation, she attended Louisiana State Beauty School and received her cosmetology license in 1970.

She was married to Charles Owens and to this union were born two daughters. Later, she met the love of her life, Luther “Hard Walking Red” Taylor. They remained inseparable until his passing.

Lois Williams Owens leaves to forever cherish her memories: her daughter, Elizabeth Owens; godchildren, LaShanna Stewart-Chaney, Christopher Matthews Jr. and TaShyra Brock; grandchildren, Raeghan and Elise Pack and MaKayla and Michael Chaney Jr.; sisters, Nuella Thomas, Melvina (Willie) Powell, Anna Mitchell, Dianne Fowler and Ceolia Dunn; her dear friends, Cynthia (Mansel) Jackson, Kellie (Scotty) Temple and Amos (Odessa) Peters; her beloved sisters-in-law, Carolyn Brister, Bennie Ruth Miller and Joan Williams; along with her sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews that held a special place in her heart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Deacon Edward and Pearl Williams; a daughter, Danielle Owens; a special companion, Luther Taylor: a sister, Betty Maddock; brothers, John Williams and Gene Williams; and a godson, Craig Thomas.

A drive-through viewing will be Friday, May 28, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.