Myrtle Lucille Langner Owen
Myrtle Lucille Langner Owen, of Alabaster, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. She was born in Mobile Dec. 4, 1919, and spent most of her life in the Birmingham area. She graduated from Jones Valley High School.
Mrs. Owen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Outside her family, she was a steadfastly compassionate caregiver to many people, especially in her long-time ministry to nursing home residents. She taught Sunday school for more than 60 years at Powderly Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Alabaster. Also at First Baptist Alabaster, she was active in the Jolly Rovers and senior adult choir activities. She was a long-time member of the Allison Chapter Eastern Star No. 116.
Mrs. Owen was an avid sports fan, passionately supporting the Auburn Tigers and the Atlanta Braves.
Preceding Mrs. Owen in death were her husband, James Percy Owen Sr.; her parents, William Richard Langner and Abbie Helen Dulany Langner; one sister and brother-in-law, Inez and Bo Ray; two brothers, Oliver Langner and Clyde Langner; and three sisters-in-law, Mildred Langner, Mary Langner, and Catherine Langner.
Survivors include Mrs. Owen’s son, James Percy “Jim” Owen Jr. (Kay) of Fairhope; two daughters, Carol Dean Owen Emerson (Robert) of Birmingham and Patsy Lynn Owen Hagood (Danny) of Birmingham; grandchildren, Karen Albritton (Scott), Bobby Emerson (Kyra), Jimmy Owen (Kelly), Ashley Ondresky (Jeremy), Danny Hagood (Amber), Brian Hagood (Melissa), Scott Hagood and Brad Hagood; great-grandchildren, Brandon Albritton, Courtney Albritton, Colton Emerson, Caden Emerson, Cambrie Emerson, James Owen, Jack Owen, John Owen, Joe Owen, Colby Hagood, Houston Hagood, Analynn Hagood and Hudson Hagood; two brothers, W.R. “Willie” Langner Jr. and E.E. “Ernie” Langner; and sisters-in-law, Olive Langner and Marion Langner.
The funeral was Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in the chapel of Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham with Dr. Wayne Crumpton and Dr. Neil Knierim officiating, and the Rev. Mike Byars providing special music. Burial followed in Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham.
The family requests that any memorial gifts may be made to the Lucille Owen Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church of Alabaster, 903 3rd Avenue NW, Alabaster, Ala. 35007. Phone: (205) 663-3531.