Mary Hayes Calhoun Owings

Mary Hayes Calhoun Owings, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Born in Bishopville, she was the daughter of the late Clinton Warren and Lidie DesChamps Calhoun. Mary Hayes was the widow of Graves Edwin Owings. They were married in 1943 and lived in Laurens.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, Meme, and homemaker. Mrs. Owings was a member of First Baptist Church in Laurens and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by:  her children, Dee (Watson) Dorn, Calvin (Patti) Owings, Wayne (Will) Sharpton, and Sara Calhoun (Chuck) Davis; grandchildren, Lee (Alice) Dorn, Lidie Collier, Jonathan (Amanda) Dorn, Elizabeth (Greg) Weaver, John Owings, and Clint Keels; great grandchildren, Caroline, Robert, Ruthanna, Margaret, Hunter, Greyson, Amelia, Harper, Grier, and Ada Grace.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Warren Calhoun and a grandson, Jeremy Vann.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, May 15, 2014, at First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson. A private burial will be held in Laurens City Cemetery.

The family will be at the home of Calvin and Patti Owings, 787 West Main St.

The family would like to express special thanks to Carolyn Huey, Laura Madden, and Johnny Taylor, also to Amedisys Hospice for their wonderful, loving care.

Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178 Greenwood, SC 29648, First Baptist Church, 300 West Main St. Laurens, SC 29360, Laurens Memorial Home for the Aged, P.O. Box 638, Laurens, SC 29360, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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