November 22, 1931 ~ June 6, 2019
Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Catawba, SC
Ruth Wood Ownbey, 87, formerly of Asheville, died on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Piedmont Medical Center, in Rock Hill, SC.
A native of Madison Co., Ruth was a daughter of the late Henry Clinton and Nellie Mae Long Wood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Roy Ownbey; son, George Ownbey, Sr.; and great-granddaughter, Emily.
First and foremost, Ruth was a Christian. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 23. She enjoyed her life, spending time with friends and family. She enjoyed traveling, but also loved spending time at her home in the North Carolina mountains. In her spare time, Ruth loved watching “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy,” drinking her coffee, and making her way through a good puzzle book.
Mrs. Ownbey is survived by her granddaughters, Annie Ownbey Brakefield and Heather Ownbey; grandson, Wayne Ownbey; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The Rev. Randy Wood will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Her family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial: June 11, 2019 12:00 pm
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715