Claudia "Dianne" (Owenby) Hendley

claudia (owenby) hendley

October 18, 1951 ~ July 10, 2023

Born in: Buncombe County, North Carolina
Resided in: Fairview, North Carolina

Claudia “Dianne” (Owenby) Hendley, 71, of Fairview, died unexpectedly Monday, July 10, 2023.

Born in and a native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Andy Claude and Pearleen May (Freeman) Owenby. Dianne was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Dakota Owenby; two sisters: Betty Louise Barker and Dorothy Marie Shoff; and three brothers: Andy Claude Owenby, Jr., Paul Freeman Owenby, and Benjamin Jay Owenby.

Dianne was retired from Ball Brothers Corporation.

Dianne is survived by a son, Christopher Scott Owenby of Fairview; two grandsons: Lucas Hoyle of Fairview and Dalton Channey of New Jersey; a brother, George R. Owenby and his wife Beverly of Fairview; a sister, Marilyn O. Ledford and her husband Larry of Bent Creek; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at Hill Connor Family Cemetery in Bat Cave with Pastor Todd Royal officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Fairview Baptist Church.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: July 15, 2023 11:00 am

Hill-Connor Cemetery
Possum Hollow Road
Bat Cave,

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  1. I am so sorry for the family’s loss. I haven known her just about all my life and she will be missed .RIP Diane

  2. I’m at Diane many many years ago she seemed like a very nice lady I didn’t know her that well I guess you could say we were just acquaintances but she was very nice to me. Rest in peace Diane and God bless all the family I’m sending prayers for all

  3. Diane was such a good friend to me. I want her family to know she was loved by me. I’ll be praying for everyone

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