Sylvia Lee Owens


Sylvia Lee Owens, 79, of Center, passed away in her home Friday, April 8, 2022, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 11, 2022, at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  Reception will be held after funeral at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

Born December 13, 1942, Sylvia is the daughter of Lola Jolly Owens and Odie Owens.  She enjoyed gardening and spending time with the grandbabies.  Sylvia was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.  She loved reading her Bible.

She is survived by her sons, Ricky Davis and wife Dana of Sedan, Kansas and Ronnie Davis and wife Tammy of Center; daughter, Tammy and husband Kevin Whitton of Center; grandchildren, David Davis, Kirby McSwain, Miranda Corey Young, Steven Davis and Samantha, Megan and Michael Adkison, Brent Davis and Kristine, Destiny and William Killey, and Grace Davis; great grandchildren, Clint and Chesney Davis, Karter and Kinley Adkison, Grady, Carla, and Layton Young, Ensley Davis, Shone and Sena Killey; sister, Shirley Poskey; and son-in-law, Mike McSwain; also a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by spouse, Jerry Davis; son, Randy Davis; daughter, Carla McSwain; grandson, Shone Whitton; parents, Lola Jolly Owens and Odie Owens; siblings, Buddy Owens, Wilma Cohagan, Ella Wingate, and Ruth Waggoner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to White Rock Cemetery or St. Jude Hospital.

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