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Mary Julia McClain Owens Griffith

June 7, 1930 — December 6, 2022

Mrs. Mary Julia McClain Owens Griffith, age 92, of
Latham-Palmersville area passed away Tuesday,
December 6, 2022 at the Weakley County Nursing 
Home in Dresden, TN.

She was born June 7, 1930 in Dukedom, TN, daughter of
late Thomas Alvie and Elizabeth Roten McClain. 

Mary was a member of Knob Creek Church of Christ 
in Dukedom, TN and the Eastern Star of Fulton, KY.

She attended Dresden High School. She married young
and moved to Detroit, MI with her family. There she 
worked for the Ford Motor Company. Later her family
returned to Latham-Palmersville, TN where she worked at
several local manufacturing companies. When her family
moved to Fulton, KY, Mary worked several years at Wade
Furniture Company. Upon retirement she returned to the Latham-
Palmersville area where she enjoyed her garden, flowers, farming
and was the Best Cook in the Country!

She is survived by her son, Billy Owens (Vicki) of Fulton, KY
and her daughter Connie Barnes Maynord (Chris) of Hendersonville,
TN, her grandchildren: Dominic Verderese Barnes (Corey) of 
Chicago, IL, Wendy Owens Puckett ( Paul) of Fulton, KY and
Scott Owens (Amy) of Camden, TN, a great-granddaughter Sophie
Owens and a sister, Jeanette Pentecost Pollock of San Antonio, TX.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband
Jack Griffith and her youngest grandson Matthew Lyn Barnes, also
the father of her children, Gene Owens. Her brothers & sisters:
Rev. Jack McClain, Johnnie Greth, J.L. McClain, Juanita Hawks,
Bob McClain, Jane Driver Tunnicliff, Jenna Vincent Pewitt, 
Baby Joe McClain, Thomas Alvie, Jr and Doris McClain Parise.

Graveside services will be held at 1PM Saturday, December 10,
2022 at the Obion County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 
held at the funeral home from 11AM Saturday until the hour of 

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