Melvin "Gene" Owens died July 14, 2012

Melvin “Gene” E. Owens, 73, died July 14, 2012 in Houma, La. He is survived by his wife, Pat Smith Owens; sons, Charles R. Owens and Donald A. Owens; brother, Bryan McMahen; two sisters, Susan Goodwin and Colette Owens; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until funeral time on July 21 at A.O. Smith Funeral Homes, Inc. in Stamps. Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery.