George Ronald (Ronnie) Owens

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A Mass of Christian Burial for George Ronald (Ronnie) Owens, Sr. was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Colfax, with Rev. Blake Deshautelle and Rev. Louis Sklar officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Kramer of Colfax. Mr. Owens, 69, entered eternal rest on Dec. 16, 2013. His mother, Hattie Bell Dean Borland, and stepfather, Edwin Borland, and father, Gilbert Roscoe Owens preceded him in death. Mr. Owens was a 1962 graduate of Colfax High School and was a member of the school’s first state  championship team in basketball. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in August of 1970 with a degree in animal husbandry. After graduation, Mr. Owens accepted a management position with Johnny Cake Ranches, Inc., in Mansfield, Ark. In December of 1980, Mr. Owens was employed as a serviceman for County Pride, in Natchitoches. At that same time he purchased farmland to construct laying houses. He built the laying houses and the family home in 1981 and became involved on the local Farm Bureau Board in 1982. In 1990, Mr. Owens was elected to serve on the State Board of Directors for Farm Bureau, representing: District 4, comprising the parishes of Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Catahoula and La Salle. At the time of death, Mr. Owens was serving as president of the Natchitoches  Parish Farm Bureau as well as a state board member. For the past 10 years, Mr. Owens has served as Chairman of the Louisiana Poultry Advisory Committee. Locally, he was serving as Chairman of the Natchitoches Poultry Council which represents growers with Pilgrim’s Pride. He had served in this capacity for many years and worked tirelessly for all growers. Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 47 years, Madeline Ann Perilloux Owens, of Robeline; one son, George Ronald Owens, Jr. (Rusty) and his wife, Becky, of Robeline; one grandson, Hunter Owens of Robeline; one sister, Cora Delaney Bell, and her husband William M. (Billy) of Colfax; his brothers: Edwin Joseph (Joe) Borland and his wife Belinda of Colfax and Richard Owens of Texas, along with a host of other family and friends. The family requested that the visitation be observed at Kramer of Colfax on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9-10:30 a.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, in the chapel of Kramer of Colfax. Pallbearers honored to serve will be Bill Bell, Michael Bell, Eddie Joe Borland, Justin Borland, Dickie Dean and Charles Crochet. Cross bearer honored to serve will be Hunter Owens. To extend online notes of condolence to the Owens Family please visit us at 
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