Family of Eliza Jane AZBILL (16) & Joseph L. OWENS
Obituary: James Franklin Owens was born February 4th, 1889, and died October 16th, 1938, aged 49 years. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, Mrs. Clossie Franklin Owens, with their twelve children: Nora Johnson, Nettie Fesmire, Connie, Nell, Trula, Addie, Wilmer, Mary Sue, Marie, James, Opal and Paul. Willie Bell at the age of 10 months died in 1918. He professed faith in Christ about ten years past and joined the Center Ridge M.E. Church and remained a true member until he went to join the great church triumphant. Jim, as he was familiarly called, will indeed by sadly missed by his devoted wife and children, whom he loved and cherished as only a true husband and father could. He never found his sacrifice too great for him to aid the church and educate his children, and delighted in the religious training of his children to the extent that he would forgo an kind of luxury for himself that they might be helped. Funeral services were held at Antioch with Royal R. Pafford in charge.
James Franklin married Clossie FRANKLIN. Born in 1893. At the age of 82, Clossie died in 1975. Buried in 1975 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.
They had the following children:
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