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Betty Jean (Lavender) Owenby

January 25, 1931 ~ May 6, 2021 (age 90)

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Betty Jean Lavender Owenby, age 90, of Old Fort, NC passed away peacefully Thursday, May 6, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.


Betty was born January 25, 1931 in McDowell County, NC to the late Leonard Lavender and Maggie Davis Owens.  She was an avid reader and liked to sew and crochet.  Betty was a member of Mount Hebron Wesleyan Church.


Those left behind to cherish Betty’s memory are three sons, Dennis Owenby of Old Fort, NC, Jim Owenby (Jo-Ann) of New Bern, NC and Keith Owenby (Wilma) of Old Fort, NC; two grandchildren, Jayme Bradley and Jayda Russell (Adam); three great-grandchildren, Corbin, Abel and Haley; and four sisters, Irene Bonebrake of Marion, IA, Barbara Roland (Donald) of Clemmons, NC, Joyce Nettles of Nebo, NC and Mary Sue Sigmon of Nebo, NC.


In keeping with Betty’s wishes no services will be held at this time.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Betty’s memory are asked to consider Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043.



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