By Jan Mixon
Henry Hume Owens, who lives at 1360 Drayton Woods Drive in Tucker, has not been seen nor heard from since around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
One of his nephews talked to him around that time and was told that he was going to go to the grocery store. Owens has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and said yesterday that he had not been feeling well. He lives alone.
Owens is 72 years old and drives a late-model beige Toyota Camry. He usually wears plaid or stripped shirts with khaki slacks and deck shoes. He is approximately six feet tall and weighs approximately between 135 and 150 pounds. He has reddish-gray hair and it is thinning.
Around midnight another nephew tried to contact Owens and was unable to reach him. He called a friend to check and see if Henry was at home. His car was gone but the door was unlocked.
Around 7:15 a.m. this morning Owens' niece and nephew (Nancy and Chip Popperell) called me and asked that I check to see if Owens was at home. Unfortunately, the car was still not there and neither was Owens.
I went to check grocery store parking lots in the area (Kroger, Walmart, Ingles and Publix) but did not see his car.
The police have been called and hopefully they will be on the look out for him or his car. If you see him or have any information please call 404-202-4752 or DeKalb Police immediately.