Mary Magdalene Goforth Owens, 87, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She was the greatest mother, pastor’s wife, a great cook and faithfully raised five children and will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Elbert Owens; mother, Callie Goforth; children, Bobby Owens, Joan Moats; siblings, Ella Humphreys, Easter Ellis, Letcher Goforth, Elsie Wright, Virgil Goforth.
Survivors include her children, Mary Quarles, Edward Owens, Bill Owens, Chad (Lacey) Moats; 12 grandchildren, 12 great –grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; brother, R.B. Goforth. Several nieces, nephews and extended family also survive.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Wilfred Wright officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Greasy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the Owens family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton. (423) 338-2834