August 9, 2000

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

Edith Owenby Harris, of 1111 Charlotte Highway, Fairview, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at her home.

A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Kelcey and Ella Kilpatrick Owenby. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Owenby Allison McClesky, who died in 1992.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband, Alan H. Harris; two daughters, Edith McMahan and her husband Bobby, their children, Amy Crawford and Shannon McMahan, all of Asheville; and Nancy Hefner and her husband Frank, and their children, Matthew, Melissa and Mitchell Hefner, all of Arden; one son, Donald P. Harris of Fairview; one brother, Grady Owenby and his wife Athalene of Asheville and their daughter, Kay Zimka and her husband Jerry; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Saturday at Emma’s Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Scott Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Her family will receive friends from 7 - 8:30 pm Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue where Mrs. Harris will remain until being taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 16, Asheville, NC 28802.

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  1. Uncle Alan,
    I am very sorry and wished I could be there. We love you very much and will be thinking and praying for you.
    Love, Janice & Harold

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