Alma McKinney Marlowe

alma marlowe

May 9, 1927 ~ October 26, 2021

Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Alma McKinney Marlowe, 94, died on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at her home.

A native of Madison Co., Alma was a daughter of the late Robert and Minnie Thomas McKinney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Vernon Marlowe; brothers, Carlie, Clyde, Boyd and Ralph McKinney; and sisters, Irene Cody, Alene Jamerson and Shirley Dean McKinney.

She was the oldest member of Cane Creek Baptist Church and served as treasurer for many years.

Mrs. Marlowe is survived by her daughters, Patricia Wright, Diana Hensley, Debra Taylor, Sheila Alley and Denise Sales, all of Fairview. She also has eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m. at Cane Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Chad Bennett, former Pastor Chester Owenby, and Mrs. Marlowe’s nephew, Jerry Jamerson will officiate. Interment will follow at Cane Creek Cemetery. Her grandchildren, Robbie Wright, Chris Alley, Rocky Sales, Brock Sales, Chance McDevitt, Logan Wright, Colton Miller, and Jackson Wright will serve as pallbearers.


Funeral Service: November 1, 2021 2:00 pm

Cane Creek Baptist Church
506 Old US Hwy 74
Fairview, NC 28730

Burial: November 1, 2021 3:00 pm

Cane Creek Cemetery
Grave Yard Road
Fairview, NC 28730

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. To Diana, Shelia and Denise:
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was wonderful person.

  2. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Marlowe. She was one f the kindest ladies known. Heaven has truly gained an angel.

  3. My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in memories of your time with her. Prayers for all the family.

  4. Denise, Diana, Shelia so sorry to hear about your dear mother. Thinking of you and praying for you.

  5. To all you sisters and grandchildren we send our deepest sympathy &love. She was a precious lady.

  6. I am sorry about the passing of your Mother. Mrs Marlowe’s girls sure did enjoy her on their trips, such sweet memories. Praying for y’all.

  7. Patricia, Diana, Debra, Sheila & Denise-so, so sorry for your loss. Your mother had a wonderful smile and was always welcoming. Loved her chocolate gravy and biscuits. Will be remembering your family in prayer as you walk this difficult road on earth before seeing her again in heaven.

  8. The loss of a mother is a very hard thing, but I know God is with each of you and will help the hurt to heal. We are and will continue to pray for each of you.

  9. Her mom Minnie and my grandmother, Matilda were sisters. Alma was a wonderful person, and she and Charles raised a wonderful family. Thinking of you all at this time of sadness. Sympathies and condolences.

    Mike and Pam Holcombe and Family

  10. Debra, Dianna and all the family ,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a precious lady. We love and are
    Praying for all.

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