Marilyn M. Ownbey

marilyn ownbey
Hendersonville – Marilyn Matney Ownbey, 78, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Dorothy Matney and was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady G. Ownbey, who died in 1997. Mrs. Ownbey was a member of the Biltmore Baptist Church and the Ladies Golden Rule Sunday School Class. She formerly worked for Wachovia Bank and was a former resident of Cedar Forest Trail. She is survived by her son, Gordon Scott Ownbey and his wife, Erin, of Boynton Beach, Florida and their two children, Trinity and Jordan. A graveside service is scheduled for 3:00 pm Thursday at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 pm Thursday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Association or to a charity of one's choice.

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  1. I pray that God will give you strength for the difficult days ahead. I was in Marilyn’s Sunday School class and attended church with her for a long time. She walked the walk and set an example for everyone that came in contact with her. We know that she is in a better place and will not have to face dialysis any more. I pray for strength and peace for your family. With deepest sympathy, Betty Ponder

  2. Scott, my condolences to you and your family. I always thought your mom was a beautiful woman. It’s been some years since I’ve seen her but I hope you know how proud she was of you! Will keep you in my prayers.

  3. Scott, I just learned about your mother passing and wanted to express my families’ condolences. Your dad, Grady, was my first cousin. Uncle Harold was your grandfather (Grady’s dad) and my mother, Phebe’s brother. I had not seen Marilyn in a very long time and did not know of her illness or passing until today. My prayers are with you and your family for your loss. Marie

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