Thelma Mae Owens, 85, of Orange, died Monday, Oct. 17, at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2537 FM Hwy 1078, in Orange with the Rev. Lanny Wheat and the Rev. Don Sheffield officiating.

A Graveside service will be 4:30 p.m. Friday, at Sacul Cemetery in Sacul, Texas, near Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Vernon, on July 2, 1926, Thelma was the daughter of Calvin B. and Lula Mae (Sanders) Corley. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Orange. Thelma had a passion for quilting, sewing and bowling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Owens; parents, Calvin and Lula Mae Corley; daughters, Mary Ellen Franklin, Martha Darlene Owens; son, Franklin Ray Owens; granddaughter, Lorie McLain; great-granddaughter, Sandi McLain; three brothers and one sister.

Thelma is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda and Lanny Wheat of Orange, Sandra and Larry White of Jacksonville TX., Joe Franklin of Orange; grandchildren, Keith Wheat of Beaumont, Lani and Lando Carter of Lawton, Oklahoma, Lance and Lana White of Searcy, Arkansas, Wendy and Kevin Crim of Conroe, Erik and Elizabeth Franklin of Clute, Kerri and Russell Campbell of Orange, David Franklin of Orange, Sharon and Paul Davies of England; 26 great-grandchildren; and 8 great great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Arvle Neal and RoAnn Corley of Duluth, MN; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl Ray and Linda Owens of Houston, Esther Owens of Porter, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Keith Wheat, Kevin Crim, Lance White, Dallas Robinson, Larry White and Mike Jeffries. Honorary Pallbearers will be PFC. Justin Carter and SFC. Lando Carter.