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Daily Press
November 26, 1995


HAMPTON – Dr. Robert R. Owens, 83, died on Friday, Nov. 24, 1995, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital. He was a native of Hampton.

Dr. Owens practiced dentistry in Newport News for 49 years before retiring March 1, 1985. He was a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and the Peninsula Dental Association. Dr. Owens was also a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Frances Morris Owens of Hampton; one son, Robert Hope Owens, and daughter-in-law, Rosemary Owens of Newport News; one sister, Lucille Owens Williams and brother-in-law, Lafayette Williams of Yadkinville, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Rachel and David Owens of Newport News.

The family will be receiving friends Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Rodney Caulkins at 2 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Wythe Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 9413, Hampton, Va. 23670; or St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 West Queen St., Hampton, Va. 23669.

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