Eddie Ray Owens, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012. He survived by his wife, Mildred Owens; son, Jason Samples & wife, Kellie; brother, Barry Owens; sisters: Diane Tate & husband, James; Melanie Beach & husband, Dennis; grandchildren, Noah & Landen Samples. Eddie served with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department for 23 years. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Mike Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 21, at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.