April 28, 1928 ~ April 7, 2008

Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville ~ Dorothy Owenby Hare, lovingly referred to as "Mama Dot", 79, of Little Knob Road, went to be with her Lord and savior on Monday, April 7, 2008 at her residence. She was the youngest of fourteen children of the late Calvin and Amey Penley Owenby and was preceded in death by her husband, James "Burl" Edward Hare in 2005. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Hare was retired from Girmes of America and was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Marlean Ponder and husband Robert of Ashe-ville and Linda Jones and husband Ronald of Baltimore, MD; seven grandchildren, Shawn Allen, Christopher and Meagan King, Brandon and LeAnne King, Katie Ponder and Katelyn Jones; three great-grandchildren, Avery Conard, Kaylee King and Xa-vier King; two sisters, Hester Beachboard and Maretta Robinson both of Asheville. A graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Hare officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road. At other times, the family will be at the home of the daughter, Marlean Ponder.

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  1. Girls, I’m so sorry you had to go thru this. Dot was a great little lady always made me feel very welcome anytime she was around. I will never forget her & your dad always being so nice.I’m sorry I can’t be there tonight for you both. But just know she’s in heaven having a good old time, catching up with all & sitting at the feet of Jesus. No more pain or suffering. Your in my prayers. Jo & Hannah

  2. Marlene and family I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Just let me know if there is any thing I can do for you. God Bless you all.

  3. Linda, Marlene and Family,
    I just wanted to tell you how sorry I was when I learned of Dorothy’s passing.
    We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. I got the priveledge of meeting ‘mama dot’ a few times. She was a strong, yet loving woman and I know that she will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you guys at this time of sorrow. If any of you need anything let me know. I know she is in heaven rejoicing with ‘pop’.


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