Darlene Owens

Hamilton County

Darlene Bohannon Owens, wife of retired pastor of Ridgedale Baptist Church, Dr. Bill Owens, entered her heavenly rest on Thursday, April 11, 2013.Darlene was a native of Shelbyville, Ky. She graduated from Cumberland College, with a degree in education and later, earned her masters in early childhood education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.Darlene retired from the Hamilton County School System, most recently teaching at East Brainerd Elementary. Darlene was active in the music ministry at her church and had served in the childrens Bible study and womens mission organization.Darlene was preceded in death by her father, William T. Bohannon.In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, April (Michael) Lander and Billy (Audrey) Owens; mother, Joyce Bohannon; and grandchildren, Tripp, Abby and Ransom.Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. The Student Disciples Sunday School Class will be honorary pallbearers.Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the East Brainerd Chapel.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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