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Living Tribute to Major Defoy 'Buddy' Owens
Born: January 29, 1927
Died: June 12, 2005

Major Defoy "Buddy" Owens, 78, of Conway, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born January 29, 1927 in Pleasant Valley (Wooster) to the late William S. Owens and Dessie (Reynolds) Owens. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Wayne Willford and Michael D. Owens.

Buddy was a mechanic for many years before going into the car business then into the wrecker business.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 58 years, Alpha Lee (Brown) Owens; five children, Reba P. Owens, Vickey Owens Pearce and husband Wayne, Thomas E. Owens and wife Marie, Daniel E. Owens and wife Christine, and Paul W. Owens and wife Elaine, all of Conway; one brother, James D. Owens of Conway; two sisters, Avanell Thomas of Dardanelle and Willadean Burroughs of Gravesville; four granddaughters, Michelle Brown, Sonja Dickson, LaDawn Magdaleno, and Deviney Owens; three grandsons, Lewis Wayne Pearce, Jr., Jimmy Wayne Willford, Jr., and Codey Wayne Owens; and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Wooster with Rev. Gary Hammer officiating. Visitation is Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.

Pallbearers will be Luckas Dickson, Michael Brown, Don Hester, Efren Magdaleno, Bill Rousey, and Codey Wayne Owens.

Family and friends will gather at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home for the procession to the cemetery.

Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway ~ To sign the online guestbook visit www.rollermcnutt.com.

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