December 30, 2017
Resided in: Fairview, NC
Johnny Wallace Owenby, 71, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his home. Johnny was the son of the late Johnny Mack and Lottie Connor Owenby. He was also preceded in death by his son, Johnathan Owenby; brothers, Russell Owenby and Ronnie Owenby; and a sister, Janice Payne. Mr. Owenby is survived by his wife, Millie Trantham Owenby; daughters, Monica Gunter and Mendi Rice and husband Scrappy; grandchildren, Tyler Gunter and wife Cortney, Devin Gunter and wife Ashley, Seth Shelton and wife Emily, Jeremiah Shelton, Dylan Rice, Eli Rice, and Hannah Rice; three great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Owenby; and sisters, Norma Anderson and Terry King. He was also a member of God's Filling Station Church. Funeral Services will be held for Johnny Owenby on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Interment will follow at Gashes Creek Cemetery. His family will receive friends Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.