Glenda Owen

Glenda Jean Bailey Owen

Sunday, August 6th, 1950 - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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On August 4, 2020, Glenda Jean Bailey Owen went to be with Jesus, her beloved parents, Gordon and Frances Bailey, and her precious grandsons, Will, Cal and Owen Payton. She was a friend to many & a banker to many more, a beloved sister and daughter, but no roles were ever more important to her than as a wife, a mother, and a Bebe. She was the sun around which we all orbited, and without her, we will be lost. Please pray for us, because this is impossibly hard; but for her, your prayers have already been answered: she is at peace, in no pain and in Heaven with our Granny & Gord, her sweet grandbabies, & quite a few collies she’s been looking forward to seeing again.

She is survived by her husband, Barry Owen, of Heflin, with whom she recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary; her daughters, Traci Owen Vella, of Birmingham, Kelly Payton (Danny) of Anniston, and Leslie Ann Hallmark (Chris), of Birmingham, her much adored grandchildren, Jake Vella, Kirby Payton, Gray Hallmark, Foster Payton, Cooper Hallmark, and Kate Hallmark; her sister, Patricia Pruitt (Jim), of Hackneyville; her brother Bobby Bailey (Rita), of Heflin; her brother and sister-in-law Bill and Barbara Owen, of Heflin.

Spending over 40 years at Colonial Bank, she knew almost everyone in Heflin, and enjoyed lifelong friendships which began there. She spent hours upon hours “playing in the dirt,” planting and caring for her flowers and beautiful yard. She loved all animals and rescued more than she could count. She will be missed by many.

Visitation will be at Dryden Funeral Home in Heflin on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 2:00 until 3:00 PM with a funeral to follow at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 PM with Dr. Roland Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Lower Cane Creek Cemetery.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dryden Funeral Home
    1467 Almon St.
    Heflin, AL 36264
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 3:00pm
    Dryden Funeral Home Chapel
    1467 Almon St.
    Heflin, AL 36264
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Dr. Roland Brown
  • Interment

    Lower Cane Creek Cemetery
    9245 Highway 78
    Heflin, AL 36264
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Mary Knight

Posted at 11:33pm
I don’t think I knew Glenda but wanted to say how Beautiful you all did with her obit. It is very Special and touching and speaks highly of Your Loved One. I’m thankful to know that You said Your Loved One is in Heaven. With God and Jesus and other family. Heaven is Sweeter since she is there. We Love You All. May God Comfort and give Y’all Peace . Praying for Each of You with Love. Mary Waters Knight, Oxford Ala.

Sissy Peak

Posted at 05:17pm
Glenda was just the sweetest momma.Treated her babies at the pediatricians office and she was such a good momma.May she rest in peace with those precious boys. Sissy

Ida&Drew Rhodes Posted at 04:49pm

Kelly and family, We are so very sorry about your sweet Mother's passing. We pray God's blessings and comfort for all of you. Beautiful obituary. Sweet, precious memories. Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear. Ida and Drew Rhodes

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