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James Franklin Owings, Jr.
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Obituary for James Franklin Owings, Jr.

James Franklin Owings, Jr., 73 resident of 713 Logan Court, husband of Norma Pruitt Owings, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont, Hospice House.

Born in Greenwood October 28, 1943, he was a son of the late James F., Sr. and Sarah Hammett Owings. James was a 1963 graduate of Greenwood High School, received a degree in industrial engineering from Piedmont Technical College and was a US Navy veteran having served in Fighter Squadron 31aboard the USS Saratoga. He was employed by Greenwood Mills at various plants for 55 years, his last being supply technician at the Harris Plant.

A member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, he formerly served on the Administrative Council of the church. He was also a member of the Greenwood Mills Quarter Century Club, a member and past president of the Greenwood Shag Club and a member of the Electric City Shag Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a son, James F. “Tripp” (Betsy) Owings, III of Greenwood and a daughter, Julie (Eddie) Atwood of Pelzer; grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Owings, Chandler Owings and Greyson Atwood; special pet “Mitsy”.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel at4 PM Wednesday with Rev. Bette Hedden officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Hillside Gardens at Oakbrook Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mike Pruitt, Joe Hammett, Reid Wightman, Barry Putnam, Mickey Goodman and Charles Leslie.

The family is at the home on Logan Court and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8pm Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 103 Northside Drive W., Greenwood, SC 29649 or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.

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Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649





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Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

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Oakbrook Memorial Park

3007 Highway 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653


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