Owen Wayne Featherston

Friday, February 24, 2012

Owen Wayne Featherston, 86, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in the Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark.

He was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Rector, Ark., and was the son of the late Vernal Doug and Nora Williams Featherston.

He was united in marriage to Mae Dean Gilbert on Nov. 10, 1945. They had two children.

He was a retired Brown Shoe employee and a local business owner.

He served as an ordained Deacon in the Piggott General Baptist Church for 54 years.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Featherston, Vernal Featherston, Jr., and Carlos Featherston, and two sisters, Mozella Hinkle and Charlene Scheffler.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Dean Featherston of Piggott; two daughters, Gloria Cox and husband David of Springboro, Ohio, and Kay Aldrich and husband Ernest of Warwick, R.I.; three granddaughters, Angela Couch, Julia Epley and Elisha Aldrich; three great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Gracie and Rhett Epley; three brothers, J.B. Featherston, Don Featherston and James Featherston, all of Piggott; one sister, Vonell Dickerson of Hot Springs, Ark., and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in the General Baptist Church in Piggott with Jack Cole officiating. Burial followed in Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Ingram, Ed Thompson, Bobby Shanklin, Alvin Wade Scheffler, Jerry Featherston, Sonny Potts, Larry Featherston and Trent Holcomb.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Hinkle, David Featherston, Gerald Morris, James Morris, Eugene Mann, Jim Poole and Irvin Morris. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements.

Online guestbook: www.hoggardfuneralhome.com