Alfonso Delano Owens

March 22, 1919 - December 29, 2017

98 years young. He was the last surviving son of the Rev. Joe Cephus Owens, and he NOW "keeps on keepin' on" in heaven....

The 4th son and the youngest of the 5 children of Joe Cephus Owens, Alfonso Owens was born March 22nd, 1919, a full 10 years after Joe Cephus Owens Jr.. He is a 3-time cancer survivor, and served in World War 2 for 3 years, 9 months and 14 days as a supply sergeant in the United States Army.

After the war, he served in the Georgia education system, matriculating up the ranks until he became Principal in 1958 of the "late" Ocilla High and Industrial School in Ocilla, Georgia until 1971.

After the war, in 1947 he married Mable Minerva Bannister (who was an elementary school teacher in Ocilla High & Industrial), and they were married 44 years until her passing in October 1991.

He has now departed this life as of Friday, December 29th, 2017, and lived a FULL life.

From their union, they had 4 children, listed below:

Alfred Lemonte Winfred Emile Jenelsie Oveta (Howell) Elsie (Ridley)