As mentioned below, Randy's great grandfather was Joseph Owen, although the county marriage records list him as J.H. Owens.His whereabouts are still unknown after Joseph Earnest was born. I have my Owens family in 1860 Cherokee County alabama, Blue Pond, with the following census information: Newton R. Owens, 28 Louisa Owens (maiden name Mitchell), 30 W Owens, 5 John M Owens, 4 Joseph Owens, 2 Mary E Owens, 1
Newton was killed in the Civil War.
From the 1870 census I have what's left of the same family: Owins L, 42 William M, 16 John M, 14 Joseph H, 12 Sousannn M, 8
I believe this Joseph H is Randy's great grandfather.
As I said, I don't know where he is buried, but Louisa and William are buried at Black Creek Cemetery.Also at Black Creek are Callie Hester, 1895-1959, his wife Ethel B. Spears Hester, 1897-1977, and their son John Clifton Hester (infant-1920).