Betty Jo Owens Penton

Published 5:14 pm Thursday, January 7, 2021

January 6, 2021

Betty Jo Owens Penton of Carriere, Mississippi passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the age of 82.

Betty was a resident of Pearl River County for over fifty years and a member of Goodyear Baptist Church. Coming from a large family, she was one of thirteen children. She enjoyed her grandkids and loved her family.

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She is survived by two sons, Van Owens (Sandra) and James Owens; two daughters, Debbie Smith (Arnold) and Jackie Barraco (John); one brother, Kenneth Alligood (Glenda); one sister, Pat Kent (James); nine grandchildren, Chris, Tara, Jake, Brandon, Courtney, E.J., Aaron, Cassandra and Brandi; eighteen great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Emory Alligood and Nellie Pearl Alligood; and several siblings.

A graveside service will be held Friday, January 8, 2021, 9:00 a.m. at Henleyfield Cemetery officiated by Rev. David Meeks.

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website, for the obituary where you may leave an online condolence or share photos and memories.