Ruth LaVerne Owen


Ruth LaVerne Owen, 64, of Balsam Grove, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.

A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late George T. Owen and Willie Mae Elmore Owen, and was the wife of the late Carol Willie Owen. She was also preceded in death by grandchildren, Chasity Robinson and Samantha Lewis.

Surviving are her son, Mark Owen and wife, Melissa M. Owen; daughters, Tabetha Riddle and husband, Mac, and Laura Owen Galloway and husband, Brent; sister, Shirley Roper and husband, Remus; brothers, Paul Owen and wife, Debbie, and Jim Owen and wife, Carol; grandchildren, Brady Owen, Beau Owen, Brooklyn Owen, Briana Owen, Emily Robinson, Aaron Lewis, Courtney Fisher, Shane Lewis, Jordan Bass, Jacob Riddle; and great-grandchildren, Bradley Lewis, Jessica Fisher, Julia Fisher, Jordan Riddle, Kodie Lewis, and Aiden Lewis; mother-in-law, Inez Owen Ammons; and many brothers and sisters-in-law that she loved very much.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Affirmative Word Tabernacle with Rev. Troy Stamey officiating.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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