Jack Owens, Former Host of 13WMAZ's 'Jack and Jolly Show' Dies at 82

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Jack Owens, who hosted 13WMAZ's 'Jack and Jolly Show' in the late 1950s and early 1960s, died Sunday.

Owens started his broadcast career at WNEX, a Macon radio station, then was hired to work in radio at WMAZ.

He was working at WMAZ the day its first television broadcast aired on Sept. 27, 1953.

He was a booth announcer, did commercials, worked in news and later became the host of the 'Jack and Jolly Show,' along with Bill Cook, who played Jolly the clown.

Hart's Mortuary says services for Owens will be held Wednesday, June 16 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Hart's mortuary on Cherry Street. Stephen Byrd and Charles Carter will officiate.

Owens will be buried in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. According to Hart's friends and family will greet friends at Hart's Mortuary Tuesday, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

According to Hart's, Owens is survived by his wife Betty, his sister Eloise Larmore, 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Owens was 82 years old.

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