ALBANY -- Jean Nowlin Owens, 83, of Albany, GA, died Monday, February 13, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Her funeral service will be Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 11 AM at Kimbrell-Stern with interment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Don Adams will officiate.

The family is at the residence of Ronnie and Becky Owens, 711 7th. Ave., Albany, GA 31701, and they will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern on Wednesday from 5-7 PM.

Mrs. Owens was born in Charles Town, IN, and was the daughter of the late Milton Evans Nowlin and Margaret Catherine Hall Nowlin. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Albany, the Garden Club, and the Dougherty County Library Board. Mrs. Owens was a former member of Radium Country Club, and Doublegate Country Club. She managed and was part-owner of the Hasty House Restaurants for many years. Mrs. Owens was a distinguished caterer for over 45 years in Albany, GA, including catering at Radium Country Club and the Exchange Club of Albany. She authored her own cookbook titled "At Your Request."

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dawson Owens, Albany, GA and her son, Kevin J. Owens, Albany, GA; 2 brothers, Wesley Edward Nowlin and James Nowlin; a sister, Shirley E. Hawkins.

Mrs. Owens is survived by four sons, Blanton Owens, Macon, GA, Cliff Owens (Martha), Ronnie Owens (Becky), and Chuck Owens (Beth), all of Albany, GA; a daughter, Kathy Jean Owens, Panama City Beach, FL; grandchildren, Ashley Owens Wood (Rob), Boston, MA, Jeremy Owens, Burlington, VT, Dawson Owens, III and Kristine "Tine" Owens, Albany, GA, Peston Laird (Krissie), Savannah, GA, Bryan Owens, Henrico, VA, Shannon Owens and Daniel Adcock, Albany, GA, Erin Adcock, Duluth, GA, Blake Owens and Nowlin Chase Owens, Albany, GA, Angie Morey (Jeremy), Albany, GA; great grandchildren, Julian Alexander Wood, Boston, MA, Nowlin Chase Owens, Jr. and Tyson Lee Owens, Albany, GA, and her beloved cat, "Booger."

Those desiring may send memorials to the Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Ln., Albany, GA 31707, or to the Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge Dr., Albany, GA 31707.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own memories with the family of Jean Nowlin Owens by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152


rgrier1 2 years, 2 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know how very special she was to each of you.


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