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Mrs. Helen Dixie Owens Widner, 81, a former resident of Abingdon, VA, passed away Monday, December 5, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Winston Salem, NC.
Born June 3, 1930, in Washington County, VA, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. and Sarah Rosenbaum Owens. She lived in Abingdon, VA, for many years before moving to Winston Salem, NC where she had made her home with her daughter for the past 20 years. She loved to crochet and enjoyed sharing her work with others. A dedicated mother, loving sister, grandmother and great grandmother she will be deeply missed by her family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Widner; one granddaughter, Amber Thomas, one sister and five brothers.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara W. Thomas and husband Nathan; one granddaughter, Autumn Shana Bland all of Winston Salem, NC; three great grandsons; one brother, Albert Owens and wife Katherine of Bristol, VA and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, December 9, 2011, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Frost Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jerry A. Eggers officiating. The burial will follow the service at Greenfield Cemetery in Meadowview, Virginia. At other times friends may call at the home of her brother, Albert Owens, 70 Comer Road, Bristol, VA, or at the home of her nephew, Brad Owens, 16427 Southwood Drive, Abingdon, VA.
Pallbearers will be Shayne Thomas, Brad Owens, Roger Owens, Donnie Melvin, Dennis Farmer and Will Farmer.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Hospice Program of your choice.
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