Adger Ellison Owens Jr.

Seneca – Adger Ellison Owens, Jr., 89, husband of the late Ellie Mae Tompkins Owens, passed away, September 11, 2019, at his residence.


Born in Oconee County, SC, he was the son of the late Adger Ellison, Sr., Avis Harbin Owens and Inez Owens. Adger was retired from the Seneca Fire Department where he served 43 years as a Firefighter, he was a member of Seneca Baptist Church and the Baracha Sunday School Class.  


Survivors include sons, Derrill B. Owens (Connie) of Anderson, Larry A. Owens (Sandy) of Westminster, Steve L. Owens (Rhonda) of Westminster; brothers, Hershel Owens of Salem, Gene Owens of Bremond, TX, Billy Owens of Westminster; sisters, Joane Garland of Seneca, Vera Leagan of Galax, VA; nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Jeanie Gillespie. 


In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by three infant brothers, a brother, Ernie Owens and a sister, Roberta Owens.


A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:30 pm prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.


The family is at the home.  Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made in Mr. Owens’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting