Mary Louise Hollifield Owensby

Born: Fri., Sep. 15, 1939
Died: Thu., Nov. 7, 2013

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Nov. 16, 2013
Location: Yancey Street Baptist Church

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On Thursday, November 7, 2013 with her family at her side, Mary Louise Hollifield Owensby, age 74, of Inglis, Florida and formerly of Marion, NC, entered Heaven surrounded by angels.  A native of McDowell County, NC, born September 15, 1939 ,she was the daughter of the late Gary William Hollifield, Sr. and Ruth Texie McGee Hollifield Justice.  She attended Marion High School and was a member of David’s Tabernacle Church of God in Crystal River, Florida where she worked in the food pantry and assisted in flower arrangements.  Mary was a loving mother to everyone and a true angel to all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Henry Hollifield

She is survived by her loving husband 57 years, Joe David Owensby, Sr. of the home; three children, Debbie Jo Owensby Sapp and husband Martin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Joe David Owensby, Jr. of Douglasville, GA and Anita Louise Owensby Rotella of Inglis, FL;  two brothers, Gary William Hollifield, Jr. and wife Judy of Hickory and Bobby Ray Hollifield and wife Sherry of Nebo; one granddaughter, Shannon Leigh Spencer and husband James of Charlotte; one great grandson, Caleb James Spencer of Charlotte; one sister-in-law, Patsy Hollifield of Nebo.  A number of nieces and nephews and one special friend, Dottie Osteen of Inglis, FL, also survives.

As Mary requested, a celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Yancey Street Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  All family and friends are welcomed.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to a Hospice Organization of one’s choice.  

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Ethel Kanipe
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Joe and family,It has been a long time since I have seen any of you folks but my memories of Mary Louise are still fresh in my mind.What good times we had in grammer and high school.My deepest sympathy and love to you all,

Doris Robinson
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I knew her well many years ago and would have an occasional e-mail from her.
I remember the year she attended our high school reunion as she seemed to enjoy it so well.
Kind thoughts and prayers for the family.

Maxine Davis Cline
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
My Prayers and Sympathy to the family in the loss of a special person. I have many good memories of Mary Louise from First Grade through High School. She was a friend to many classmates through the years. I was so glad to see her at one of our reunions. May God be with the family in the days to come.

Carl & Gail(Thomas) Dills
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Know that God will give you peace if only you ask Him.

Gene Clontz
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with such a loss. I knew Mary Louise since high school. She was such a loving and caring person, even at an early age. Her classmates and long time friends will miss her.
God bless you.

Carolyn Cuthbertson Jordan
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
I attended first grade through high school with Mary Louise,
and have very fond memories of our childhood. Please accept
my sympathy for your loss. May God be with you during this

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