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Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC

OBITUARY

Judy Elaine (Roberts) Owensby

May 8, 1949December 3, 2019
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Judy Elaine Roberts Owensby, age 70, of Newton, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory. NC. Born May 8, 1949 in Cornelia, GA, she was the daughter of the late Blain Roberts and Catherine Robinson Roberts.

Judy was a longtime resident at Trinity Ridge, formerly known as Lutheran Nursing Home West and Pell Care Nursing Home. The family would like to express their utmost gratitude for the care and love given to her for almost 20 years by the staff at the home.

At the early age of 42, Judy had a debilitating brain aneurysm. Prior to her illness, she was an avid racing fan and an excellent seamstress. She loved to read, collect poetry and listen to country music.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Kenneth Blain Roberts; her brother, Guy Olin Roberts; and her sister, Geraldine Roberts Henslee.

Survivors include her devoted and loving husband of 54 years, Frank Owensby, who was by her side taking care of her for over 28 years; her daughter, Marlene Owensby of Morganton; very special nephews and nieces and great-nephews and a great-niece, some of which called her Mamaw.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-2:45 p.m. with the service beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover with Rev. Ronald Owensby Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Newton, NC.

Condolences may be sent to the Owensby family at www.drumfh-conover.com.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Ridge, 2140 Medical Park Drive, Hickory, NC 28602.

The Owensby family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 8, 2019

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ROY YELTON

December 13, 2019

My Deepest sympathy to the family✨
(son of Roger Yelton
& Beverly M. Yelton)

Kim Kaylor

December 9, 2019

Marlene,
I just read the obituary for your mom today. I wanted to express my sincere sympathy at your loss. She and my mother shared a great friendship when they worked together so many years ago. I remember your mother fondly as well and loved her beautiful spirit as well as her gorgeous nails that she always enjoyed.
I also have so many pictures of our mom’s many adventures over the years. If you ever want to see them just let me know. I’m sure those two are catching up on all their old times and met each other with a big hug!
Much love to you and your father.
Kim Kaylor

Pauline Vance

December 8, 2019

Marlene,
Thinking of you and your Father during this difficult time. Sending you lots of love, hugs and prayers.
Love, Pauline and Karen

Glenda Robinson

December 7, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Judy was a very special lady and will always be remember. So sorry we couldn't come to the funeral and be with you and Frank but Earl is not in good health. We will remember you and Frank in our prayers and thoughts. With love Glenda and Earl Robinson.

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