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Thank you so much to everyone visiting this page. We will miss our Papa tremendously and would love to have you share your favorite memories of him on this page.


Monday, January 11, 2021 Marvin Ownbey, husband, father, grandfather, brother and Christian servant passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at home.

A native of Asheville, he served the US Navy in WWII as an officer and fighter pilot. Upon return he completed his undergraduate studies at Lenoir Rhyne University, married the love of his life and wife of sixty three years, Ruth Vaughn (9/1928 to 12/2010) and went on to …

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Jean, Vaughn, and the entire family- We grew up together and I have many fond memories of that. Jean Marie, playing, af…
When I was young I gave my dad the name Papabear. Anyone who knows me knows how much this man means to me. He was on…




January 15th, 1924
Fairview, NC

Passed away

January 11th, 2021
Etowah, NC, USA

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Lake Jocasse, South Carolina, with his beloved wife.