Willie Mae Elmore Owen


Willie Mae Elmore Owen, 85, of Pole Miller Rd., Brevard, went to be with our Lord on Monday, March 10, 2008.

She had been a resident of Transylvania County since moving here in 1944 with her husband, George Thomas Owen. She was born in Monroe to parents, Charlie and Lola Helms Elmore.

She was a kind and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, George, who died in 1972, and by two great-grandchildren, Devon Summey and Chasity Robinson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her four children, Shirley O. Roper and husband, Jim, Laverne Owens and husband, Carroll, both of Brevard, Jim E. Owen and wife, Joann, of Palm Coast, Fla., Paul J. Owen and wife, Debbie, of Gaffney, S.C., and two "special daughters" Carol and Suzette. These children gave her nine grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren, that she loved very much.

She is also survived by one sister, Mildred E. Honeycutt, of Monroe; four brothers, Ed Elmore and wife, Vera, of Greer, S.C., the Rev. E.B. Elmore and wife, Joyce, of Maiden, N.C., Talmadge Elmore, of Garden City, S.C. and Char-les Elmore and wife, Ethel, of Poplarville, Miss .; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home Chapel in Brevard with the Rev. Tommy Owen, the Rev. Shannon Owen and the Rev. Chester Chappell officiating. Visita-tion will be one hour prior to the service in the Chapel. Burial will follow at Shoal Creek Cemetery in Balsam Grove.

The family expresses appreciation and thanks to the staff of Transylvania Community Hospital Home Care and Hospice for the care they provided to our Mother. A very special thank you goes to caregiver and friend, Shirley Gillespie, for providing loving care and companionship for more than two years.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to TCH Hospice, 1266A Asheville Hwy., Suite 5, Brevard, N.C. 28712.


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