Lawanda Faye West Owens, 79, of Wilmar, passed away on July 29, 2018 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
She was born on June 17, 1939 in Jefferson County to the late Carl D. West and Mildred Beard West.
She was a homemaker and a member of Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Guice Martin; two brothers, Donald West and Larry West; and three sisters, Carlene Jarrett, Bet Harlow and Rece Phillips.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Robert B. Owens of Wilmar; four daughters, Kelly Gilliam and husband Bill of Green Hill, Jamie Martin of Hope, Jana Wright and husband Shawn of Wilmar and Koby Bayliss and husband J.J. of Wilmar; three daughters by choice, Sheila Watts of Alexander, Tona Wesson of Wilmar and Kitty Augurson of Wilmar; one son by choice, Terry Reynolds of Johnsville; one brother, Robert West of Glendale; two sisters, Janie Nicholson of Monticello and Laura Ferguson of Hermitage; five grandchildren, Dustin Barnett, Brittany Sears and husband Bradley, Ethan Gilliam and wife Brandie, Taylor Wright and Jakob Bayliss; and two great-grandchildren, Sawyer Sears and Beaux Swain.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 1 at 11 a.m. at the Wilmar Cemetery
Visitation will be held at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello on Tuesday, July 31 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.