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Claudia “Clata” Jeane Owens, 69
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Claudia “Clata” Jeane Owens, 69, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, was born Oct. 2, 1950 and passed away Oct. 13 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital following a brief illness.

She was a retired caregiver, of the Christian Faith, and daughter of Thomas “TD” Owens of Rock Island, and the late Zada Pauline McGregor. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by special companion Ralph Williams; grandparents George and Ollie Mae McGregor and Tom and Emma Lou Owens; stepmother Louise Owens, stepbrothers Tony Simmons and Edward Simmons; and stepsister Kathy Bouldin.

In addition to her father, she is survived by brothers Thomas Clifford “Bud” (Helen) Owens of McMinnville, and Allen (Rhonda) Owens of Rock Island, five sisters Bettye (Brian) Woods of Centertown community, Wanda (Joe) Owens of Rock Island, Linda Gail (Verne) Chance of Manchester, Sandy Hall of McMinnville, and Glenda (Allen) Hughes of McMinnville, one daughter Carlene Redmon of McMinnville, four stepdaughters Tammy Owens of Chattanooga, Danielle (Kenny) Reed of Alabama, Felisha Davis of Cookeville, and Melissa Nelson of McMinnville, one stepson, Randy Williams of Smithville; three stepsisters Barbara Cantrell, Linda McAdams, and Frances Nolan; two stepbrothers, Bobby Simmons and Donnie Simmons; grandson Jared Redmon; granddaughter Deanna Redmon; one great-granddaughter, Paislee Davenport. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at High’s Chapel with Roland Sharp officiating. Burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens in DeKalb County. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at High’s. Online condolences can be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 16, 2019