Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Permelia Ann Owen and Larkin J. Owen

Permelia Ann Owen, born Feb. 26th, 1823, died July 15th, 1889. Also Larkin J. Owen; born in 1813, died Sept. 14th, 1889.
Sister Owen was the daughter of William and Frances Johnson.
She was married to Larkin J. Owen, Feb. 26th, 1839; professed religion in August 1839. Bro. Owen professing in 1837. They united with the Enon Baptist church in Lawrence county, Alabama and were baptized by Elder Sylvanus Gibson. In 1840 they moved to Fayette county,Mississippi, and united with a Baptist church there. In 1843 they moved to Tippah county, Mississippi and united with the Academy Baptist church. In 1856 they moved to Drew county, Arkansas and united with the Cornersville Baptist church from which they withdrew their letters to become constituent members of the Hickory Grove Baptist church now in Lincoln county, where they remained until the time of their death. They both suffered patiently until the Master called them higher.
They leave five sons and one daughter to mourn their loss, together with a large circle of grandchildren, relatives and friends. But we will not mourn; our loss is their eternal gain. "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep."
J.S. Fish
Arkansas Baptist, January 9, 1890, page 8

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