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Grace Thomas Owens
Grace Thomas Owens

Grace Thomas Owens, 87, of Grafton, VA died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 after a long illness, at Commonwealth Assisted Living Gloucester House, Gloucester, VA.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Clarence S. Evans; her parents Olivia and Dewey Thomas; her siblings Edith Brown, Ethel Constance and Franklin Thomas.

She is survived by her loving husband Alfred Owens; her faithful children Dewey W. Evans and Virginia A. Evans of Gloucester, VA, Kenneth T. Evans and Nan R. Evans of Hayes, VA and Paul C. Evans and Vickie Evans of Newport News, VA. She also leaves four grandchildren C. Blair Evans, Andrew T. Evans, Joshua P. Evans and Rebecca Gwilliams and three great-grandchildren Macie Evans, Leah Evans and Payton Gwilliams.

The family wishes to extend special thanks and gratitude for all the employees and staff at the Gloucester House Assisted Living and Palliative Care Units. You treated us as your family and loved Grace as we did, we could not have asked for more.

A memorial service conducted by Pastor Bill West will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton, VA.

Memorial donations may be made in Grace’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 North Center Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502.