Mellie Ensley Owen, 99, formerly of Sand Hill Road, Asheville, died Friday, July 2, 1999, in a local health care center.

Mrs. Owen was born in
Jackson County and was a daughter of the late John E. and Ella Ensley.  She was married for 62 years to Spurgeon R. Owen, who died July 4, 1989.  She was a former school teacher and
seamstress and a member of West Asheville Baptist Church and the Mary Rector Sunday School Class.

She is survived by a sister, Bertha “Bert” Henson of Asheville;  a brother, Irvin Ensley of Cullowhee; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Betty Henderson and Debbie
Carter of Asheville.

Funeral services will be at
3:00 pm Sunday at West Asheville Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. James H. Johnson and the Rev. Ken Lewis officiating.   Burial will be at
Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at
the church and request that memorials be made to West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Road,
Asheville, NC 28806.

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