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Dr. Mary Jane Owen

November 11, 2022
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Dr. Mary Jane Owen passed away on November 10, 2022 at The Phoenix of Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Annis Rowan and Emory Quillian Owen of McDonough and her son, Carl William (Bill) Jones, Jr. of McDonough.  She spent the majority of her life in her hometown of McDonough, Georgia where she served for many years as Director of Staff Development in the Henry County School System.   She was a life- long Presbyterian and served in various capacities, i.e., ruling elder, Sunday School teacher & choir member.  She also participated in various Henry County civic organizations.  She was a graduate of Henry County High School in McDonough  and Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Mary  Jane is survived by her daughter, Louann Jones, Cleveland, GA., grandson, William (Will) Robert Jones, The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, sister, Elizabeth (Bess) Strawn, Monticello, GA.,  two nephews, Daniel Strawn, Jr., Monticello, GA., Christopher Owen Strawn, Atlanta, GA., two great nephews, Colton (Sarah) Strawn, Clover, SC., Clint Daniel Strawn, Milledgeville, GA., and one great nephew, Owen Robert Strawn, Clover, SC.

A celebration of life for Mary Jane will be held at a later date.  Based on Mary Jane’s great love of all dogs and all school children,  please consider donations in her memory to:  Charles Smithgall Humane Society, 4823 Helen Highway, 75N, Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, or, contact a local school and tell them you want to pay off one or more overdue school lunch accounts.

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Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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Dr. Mary Jane Owen

December 31, 1969-November 11, 2022

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