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Verna Percilla Owen

Verna Percilla Owen, 80, of 1114 Seventh Street, Altavista died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at her home.

She was born May 25, 1933 in Altavista, a daughter of the late Cabel Peyton Owen and Sterling Gilliand Owen.  She loved traveling, was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Woodmen of the World, and retired from BGF with over 40 years of service.

She is survived by her brother-in-law, Billy Stevens of Altavista; two nephews, Jimmy Robertson and his wife, Patricia, and their daughter, Greta Atkins, and her husband, Mike, and their child, Mason, and Lynnwood Robertson and his wife, Carol, and their daughters, Kara Robertson and Katie Pruitt, and her husband, Desmond, and children Blake and Nora Pruitt; cousins Charlene Saunders, Melisie Hill, Louis Saunders, Earl Saunders, Fred and his son, Freddie; and special friends, Dale and Peggy Saunders and Chuck and Dalphine Waller.  

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Robertson and Jeanette Elizabeth Owen Stevens; and a cousin, Marie Gilliand.

A funeral service was conducted Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Finch and Finch Chapel, Altavista by the Rev. Billy Robertson with interment to follow in Altavista Memorial Park.

The family received friends Friday at Finch and Finch Funeral Service, Altavista and other times at the residence.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Altavista EMS, P.O. Box 1, Altavista, VA 24517 or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1010 Broad St., Altavista, VA 24517.

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