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Irene Owen

December 27, 1933 — October 15, 2022

Chase City, Virginia

Irene Cox Owen, age 88, of Chase City, Virginia passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022 at her home. She was born December 27, 1933 in Chase City and was the daughter of the late Roy Allen Cox and the late Bertha Queen Cox. 

Irene was a life-long member of Concord Baptist Church. She retired from Hampco Apparel, Inc. in Chase City. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and making pocket books, dresses, quilts, and teddy bears for her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 63 years, Kaiser “Jack” Owen; daughter, Vicki Owen Dennis; son, Richard Wade “Ricky” Owen; granddaughter, Ashley Wade Owen; brothers, Haskins Cox and Edward Cox; and sister, Marjorie Boldin. 

Irene is survived by her two daughters, Cindy Owen Heick (Delbert) and Jackie Owen Jones (Chris); grandchildren, Michelle Barnes (Darell), Stacey Wilbourne (Marie), Ryan Wilbourne (Lindsey), Brandon Owen (Holly), Kendra Wilson (Merritt), Jeremy Crute (Chrissy), Justin Crute (Chrissy), Holly Loftis (Michael), Sara Mellor, Catherine Heemesoth (Josh), T.J. Nichols (Deanna), Joseph Nichols (Tiffany), and Dakota Jones (Emily); great-grandchildren, Devan  Barnes (Macey), Trevor Barnes, Dustin Wilbourne, Payton Owen, Colton Owen, Anna Wilson, Caroline Wilson, Emma Wilson, Ryder Crute, Jaci Crute, Hunter Crute, Chase Loftis, Jordan Loftis, Shea Talty, Mia Mellor, Evan Mellor, Hayleigh Fleming, Malia Heemesoth, Dylan Heemesoth, R.J. Nichols, Dylan Nichols, Dalton Nichols, Hailey Nichols, Dawsen Nichols, Kaesyn Nichols, and Owen Jones; and one great-great-grandchild, Harper Wilbourne. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Bell; sister-in-law and special friend, Judy Cox; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved and loyal dog, Muffin. 

The family wishes to sincerely thank the devoted doctors and caregivers for their compassionate care - Dr. Jay Koneru, Dr. Linda Powers, Renee, Cindy, Deb, Nanny, and Pam Merrill and a very special thank you to Reverend Joe McDowell for the love and care shown to Irene during her final days. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Concord Baptist Church, 11650 Highway 47, Chase City VA 23924. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Reverend Joe McDowell will officiate. 

The family will receive friends at all other times at the home of Chris and Jackie Jones, 1910 Traffic Road, Chase City, VA 23924. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Irene’s memory to CMH Hospice, PO Box 90
South Hill, Virginia 23970. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City will be handling the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

6:00 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home

821 W. 2nd Street, Chase City, VA 23924

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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