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Charles Lamar Owens

June 18, 1931 — March 7, 2024

West Monroe

Charles Lamar Owens

Funeral services for Charles Lamar Owens from West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 11, 2024, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with Bro. Chad Ballard and Bro. Woody Rhymes officiating. The interment will follow with Military Honors in the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church cemetery. 


Visitation will be held Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and Monday from 9:00 A.M. to service time. 


Lamar was born June 18, 1931, in Ward 9 in West Monroe, LA, and passed from this life on March 7, 2024, in Monroe, LA after a short illness. He graduated from Ouachita High School in 1950 and joined the U.S. Air Force shortly thereafter. He was in the Air Force for four years. Lamar was a faithful member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. His heart of Christian love and gentle spirit impacted the lives of many people. While we have great sadness due to our human loss, we have peace in our hearts knowing that Lamar is experiencing the promise of heaven and eternal life with Jesus. Josh met him at the gates of heaven and said, “Papaw, what took you so long”? 


Lamar was preceded in death by his parents, George Franklin and Lula Wagoner Owens; his siblings, Oswald Owens (Marie Colvin), Benny Owens, Edna Mae McGrew (Clayton), Emma Lou Bush (Wayne), Marjorie Gard (Jim), Willie Lea Lovett; son-in-law Terry Hayden; and beloved grandson, Joshua Lamar Porter. 


Lamar is survived by his wife of 72 years and 27 days, Bobbie Sue Collie Owens; his daughters, Dianne Lord (husband Gaylord) and Gwen Hayden; his son, Guy Owens (wife Beth); his grandchildren: Caleb Porter (Joni), Jesse Owens (Tina), Jacob Owens (Nikki) and Wess Magee; his great-grandchildren, Joshua Brayden Owens, Harley Kate Owens, Thomas Wayne Owens, Jackson Hayes Porter, and Owen Lamar Porter; brother-in-law, Bill Lovett. Lamar is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a whole host of friends. 


The pallbearers will be his grandsons Caleb Porter, Jesse Owens, Jacob Owens, Wess Magee; nephew Benji Owens; friend, Ken Massey. 


Thank you to the hospital doctors, nurses and staff for your care and kindness during Lamar’s illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or the charity of your choice. 


“Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.” Proverbs 22:4

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

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Monday, March 11, 2024

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery

215 Mt. Vernon Church Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292

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