Bessie Lee Owen, 84

WATERTOWN – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, July 17 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Owen, 84, of Watertown.

A native of Wilson County and a member of the Smithfork Baptist Church, she died July 14, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was the daughter of the late George O. and Clemmie Bly Dodd and a homemaker.

The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Rev. Eltis Brown and Rev. Gary Miller. Burial will follow at the Jones Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: children Virginia Marie (Wesley) Hamlet of Lebanon, Jimmy Edmond (Dianne) Owen and Billy Wayne Owen – all of Watertown and Judy Ellen (Larry) Parker of Murfreesboro.

Also surviving are grandchildren Steve Hamlet, Angie Barnes, Kim (Chris) Craighead, Ellen Warden, Kristy (Michael) Holbrook, Jim (Kimberly) Owen, Dustin Parker and Shane (Janet) Parker; seven great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers Kenneth (Pauline) Dodd of Smithville, Junior (Frances) Dodd of Alexandria and Robert (Julia) Dodd of Lebanon along with sister-in-law Clara Dodd of Watertown as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Owen is preceded in death by husband Robert Richard Owen, granddaughter Anita Christine Owen and brother Joe Dodd.

Grandchildren and great grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.