Bennie Lee Owens Sr.

Bennie Lee Owens Sr., 56, of Clayton, passed away June 10, 2017, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. 15, 1960, the son of Edgar Jayco Owens and the late Martha Munger Owens.

In addition to his father, Bennie is survived by his loving wife, Frankie Dunlap Owens of the home; his three children, Bennie Lee Owens Jr. (Jeanna), Jessica Lynn Owens, Jennifer Renee Owens; four brothers, James Owens, Dennis Owens (Sandra), Gene Owens (Stacey), Johnny Owens (Marcy); three sisters, Sherrie Owens, Mary Owens, and Missy Owens (Brian); five grandchildren, Avery James Ridley, Kayleigh Jordan Hiott, Elijah Hunter Owens, Steven Isaiah Owens, and Noah Lee Owens, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Bennie was a lifelong resident of Rabun County; he was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was a musician and loved playing bluegrass music. He also was an avid outdoorsman, master craftsman and was a very avid Atlanta Braves fan.

The family received friends Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, with funeral services to follow at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Joel Winchester officiating. A committal service will follow in the church cemetery.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, was in charge of the arrangements. An online memorial register book is available at

The Clayton Tribune, June 15, 2017

The Clayton Tribune

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 425, 120 North Main Street
Clayton, GA 30525

Phone: 706-782-3312
Fax: 706-782-4230