Bessie Mae Owen, 91, of Hot Springs, formerly of Dumas, passed away on July 22, 2015 in Hot Springs.
She was born on June 9, 1924 in Dumas to the late Jim and Blanche Smith.
She was the widow of Lamar Owen, a homemaker and a graduate of Dumas High School. Mrs. Owen was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church Strumming Seniors and was a kutter for volunteers in the Pine Bluff Public School System. Her favorite hobby was painting where she won numerous awards and was an avid gardener. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Brucine and Patty Lou O’Briant; the father of her children, Kenneth O’Briant; four brothers; two sisters; and a granddaughter, Karen Hunt.
Survivors include three sons, Larry O’Briant and wife Monica and Bobby O’Briant and wife Paulette all of Hot Springs and Danny Owen of Harrison; one daughter, Judy Brumett and husband Bill of Pine Bluff; nine grandchildren, Craig O’Briant, Shauna Flowers, Brad Burleson, Eddie Boren, Paul Boren, Greg O’Briant, Terri Brumett, Allen Brumett and Stacie Lytle; and fourteen great grandchildren.
Graveside Service will be held on July 27 at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Springs Cemetery in Drew County. Visitation is July 26 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Strummin Seniors at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1801 West 17th St. Pine Bluff, AR 71603, Volunteers in Public Schools in the Pine Bluff School District, P.O. Box 7678 Pine Bluff, AR 71611, or your favorite charity.
Pallbearers are Craig O’Briant, Brad Burleson, Eddie Boren, Paul Boren, Greg O’Briant and Allen Brumett.