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Donnita Phillips Owens

January 4, 1944 — May 2, 2022

Donnita P. Owens, age 78, of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, at her daughter’s residence. She was born January 4, 1944, to the late Louie Phillips and Ruth Owens Phillips in Buchanan County, Va. Donnita was a lifelong beautician owning and operating Hair Illusions Beauty Salon until her retirement in 2014. She loved playing the Nintendo, working in her flower garden, and feeding the birds and squirrels. Donnita was a member of Wyndale United Methodist Church. Her vast bell collection is evidenced throughout her home and curio cabinet. The most important thing to her was her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Alex Granville Owens; and brother, Michael Phillips.

Donnita is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Danny) Brown; son, Lance (Gaye) Owens; three grandchildren, Amanda (Joey Thigpen) Brown, Cory (Kaitlin Price) Owens, and Scott (Jill) Blankenship; and great grandchildren, Kobe and Isabella Blankenship.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Carolyn Kidd officiating.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Rachel Bish and Melissa Brown, as well as the staff of Amedisys Home Health and Caris Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, Ill 60601.

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook. The family of Donnita P. Owens is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Forest Hills Memory Gardens

19415 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24210

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