Ralph Owen

Obituary of Ralph O'neal Owen

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Funeral services for Ralph O’neal Owen, age 78, of Woodland will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Sister Carolyn Hanner officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00-2:00 PM on Saturday, May 25, 2024, before services begin.

Mr. Owen passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Survivors include one daughter, Angie Lambert of Woodland; one son, Kevin Owen (Beth) of Woodland; three grandchildren, Wesley Moore (Kayla), Baylee Owen, and Bradley Owen; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Claudene Nobley of Roanoke; and one brother, Robert Owen (Juanita) of Carrollton, GA.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Owen, Dontae Barrett, Wesley Moore, Chris Hill, Everett Pauley, Marty Nicholson, and Steve Key.

A Wedowee native, Mr. Owen was born on August 5, 1945, the son of Thomas and Lema Ferguson Owen.  He was a member of Woodland Church of God and worked as a Randolph County jail administrator before retiring.  Mr. Owen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Lipham Owen; son-in-law, Terrell Lambert; brothers, Cecil Owen and Mike Owen; and sisters, Barbara Key and Janice Bain.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.


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