Dowe Ownby

Tennessee

CLEVELAND Dowe N. Ownby, 79, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was born July 11, 1933, in Bradley County. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He worked for Burlington Industries and retired from M&M Mars. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ethel Brackin Ownby; son, Steven Neil Ownby; sister, Diciephine Ownby; and brother, Sherrell Ownby.He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy Brown Ownby, of Cleveland; son, John and wife, Robin Ownby, of Cleveland; grandchildren, Sarah and Josh Mullis, of Cleveland, Brian Ownby, of Murfreesboro and Chris and Lindsey Ownby, of Cleveland; great-grandchild, Isaac Ownby, of Cleveland; one sister, Myrtle Ownby and husband, Ray; two brothers, Adrian Ownby and wife, Diane, and Richard Ownby, all of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Mary Selma Ownby, of Knoxville and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastors Lu Crandall and Tom Seay officiating.Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens. John Ownby, Chris Ownby, Brian Ownby, Josh Mullis, Bill Ownby and Jeff Ownby will serve as pallbearers.We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ownby family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today, Nov. 21, 2012, and from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, prior to the service at the funeral home.

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