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Joretta Galloway Owen


Last updated 1/14/2019 at 2:41pm

Joretta Galloway Owen

Joretta Galloway Owen went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family.

She was a native of Transylvania County and a resident of the Lake Toxaway community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Marshall and Bessie Owen Galloway; brothers, Dawson, Elvin and Delbert Galloway; sisters, Doris Galloway, Dorene Galloway Lacroix and husband, Steve Lacroix; brother-in-law, Dave Johnson; and sister-in-law, Joyce Hooper Galloway.

She is survived her sons, Greg Owen and wife, Ellen, of Fairview, N.C., and Todd Owen and wife, Angela, of Balsam Grove; daughters, Heather Owen Batson and husband, Wade, of Lake Toxaway, and Jodie Owen and Scott Swangim, of Pisgah Forest; 11 grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Joshua and Olivia Owen, Lexy and Tyler Owen, Carli, Ciara, Courtney and Faith Batson, and Cody, Cole and Cameron Swangim; brother, Joe Travis Galloway; sister, Marlene Galloway Johnson; sister, Brenda Galloway Tomlo, and husband, Tom; brother, Rex Galloway, and wife, Grace; and sister-in-law, Martha McKinney Galloway.

A 1966 graduate of Rosman High School, she had an array of career experiences, with her favorite as the caregiver of the elderly. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and doted on her grandchildren, the treasured loves of her life.

The family received friends at Lake Toxaway Baptist Church Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, from 1-2 p.m., with the funeral service directly following. Rev. Don Johnson officiated the funeral service, as well as the burial at the Lake Toxaway Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at

MoodyConnolly Funeral Home, 181 S. Caldwell St., in Brevard, is caring for the family.


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