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Inez Owen


Last updated 4/2/2018 at 3:21pm

Inez Owen, 87 of Lake Toxaway, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018.

She was born in Buncombe County to the late Byron and Edna Davis Ducker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray S. Owen; son, John R. Owen; sister, Betty Lytle; and brothers, Robert and Solon Ducker.

She owned and operated the North Toxaway Restaurant and Grocery. She was also a nurse in Transylvania County for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Robin Macklin and husband, William, of Hollywood, Fla .; sister, Grace Scruggs, of Mills River; beloved daughter-in-law, Monica Owen; grandchildren, John (Kristie) Owen, Laurell Owen, Andrea Owen, Jonathan (Nathalie) Macklin, and Lorrick (Jake) Rider; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

Online condolences can be left at

Moody-Connolly Life Celebrations, 181 S. Caldwell St., in Brevard, is caring for the family.


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