Joann (Puggie) Peebles Owen

joann (puggie) owen
Joann "Puggie" Peebles Owen, 67, of Candler, died Monday, December 28, 2008, in an Asheville healthcare facility. A native of Candler, she was the daughter of the late William A. Peebles, Jr. and Frederice Louise Smathers Peebles and was also preceded in death by her sister, Jill Peebles Parham. She is survived by her daughter, Kellie M. Owen of Candler; a brother, Ross A. Pebbles and his wife, Dot, of Candler; a foster sister, Norma M. Walker and her husband, Steve, of Etowah and first cousins, Scott Bumpus of Asheville and Fran McCaffery of Michigan. At Mrs. Owen's request, no services are planned. Memorials may by made to the Mountain Area Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Kelly,
    I was sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I know she suffered and fought a long battle of illness, and I know you will miss her terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If I can do anything for you, please do not hesitate to call me. I am just a phone call away. Love, Linda.

  2. Kelly,
    I was saddened to hear about your mom passing away. Even though she had been sick for a long time, it is still very hard to loose someone very special. Your mom was always very good to me, she would always stop to talk when I was in the front yard. We would always catch up on what was going on in the families. She will always be missed. You are my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love, Anne.

  3. Kellie,
    Your mother was a wonderful person. She was strong and independent and a woman of great courage. I know she passed all those traits to you, as you are just like her in many ways. ‘Puggie’ will be greatly missed by all.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Love Always,
    Your friend,

  4. Kelly, as Step-Mom to Joan (Puggie) for the past 44 years, I am sorry to hear of her death. Thank you for your care of her during this long, difficult period. May memories of happier times begin to flood back as you remember your mom through the years ahead. Bernice Sanford Peebles

  5. Puggie’s family, Kelly you were the apple of your mom’s eye.She loved you dearly.Ross was her little Bro that she so admired. Norma was her rock & strength. I am so sorry for the passing.Puggie needed her Mom so…maybe that is happening now.Puggie was ‘Special’ to me and we had lots of long talks.I’m so sorry she had to be sick. I’m praying for the Comforter to be with each of you,always. Love and prayers, Marcia Howell

  6. From a member of her basketball team I have learned that she was quite a player. And I recall that she was also a good square dancer. My condolences to the family. Ken Sanford

  7. Dear Kellie,
    So sorry to learn of your Mom’s death. We were classmates at Enka and how well I remember what a terrific athlete she was. She was a champ and was sweet and kind to everyone. We will miss her. God bless you and your family.

  8. My thought and prayers go to the family. Puggie & I went to school together, in fact, she sized me for my High School Class Ring. Many good memories! A great loss to the family and the community

  9. Kelly,
    I’m so sad for you & want you to know that you are welcome @ my home ant time. I found out today. You are a special person & I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. Hope to see you soon.

  10. Our Love And Prayers To The Family,
    God Bless Each Of You,Nellie’s Kids

  11. Kellie,

    I don’t know if you remember us but we square danced with your Mom and Mr. & Mrs. Peebles. That was some of the best times of our lives! We sure had fun and I am thankful for the opportunity to have known her. She was so much fun and we enjoyed her company. Joann was a very special person! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Puggy and I graduated together at Enka High. She represented our school as a fantastic basketball player. My heart goes out to her family and close friends.

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