September 1, 1932 ~ December 23, 2005

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

Fletcher ~ Louise Tate Owens, 73, of 14 South Garden Drive, Fletcher, died Friday, December 23, at her residence. A native of Buncombe County, she spent most of her later childhood in Salisbury, NC. She was the daughter of the late James Coye and Virginia Morris Tate. She was employed most of her life as an accountant and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Raymond D. Owens of Fletcher; a daughter, Deborah K. Gant of Charlotte; son, Craig D. Owens and wife Diane of Rincon, GA; four grandchildren, Amanda Gant Smith and husband Jimmy H. of Columbia, SC, Andrew Gant of Charlotte, Hunter and Nick Downing Owens both of Rincon, GA; sister, Suzanne Tate Morrow and husband Paul E. of Fletcher; nephew, Matthew Tyler Morrow of Fletcher. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 27 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with the Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Flint Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday at the home of Mrs. Owens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or to Blue Ridge Humane Society, 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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  1. Ray – Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family for your loss of Louise, your soul mate. Words cannot express our sorrow at her passing. The love you had for each other radiated whenever we were around you. What a blessing your time together has been to each of you.

    If there is anything at all we can do for you, let us know.

    Louise will be remembered in our hearts for her kindness and gentle nature but most of all her love for you, ‘Raymond’.

    May God bless and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  2. What a pleasure to have shared fun and laughter with this loving, joyful woman….we will ever miss you Louise. So much love from Darlene

  3. Ray, I am so sorry for your loss and wanted to let you know I am thinking of you. You will be in my prayers. Louise was a lovely woman.

  4. Louise was a wonderful person, who loved family and friends. I shall miss her. We can find comfort in God’s promise that we shall see her again.

  5. Louise was a wonderful, supportive woman, not only to her family but to all. She helped me in so many ways years ago. She will be missed by many.


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