Mary Eller Owenby, loyal wife and loving mother, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 15th 2019, at age 89.
Mary was born on November 25, 1929 in Hiawassee to the late Alfred and Dessie Eller. She married George Owenby in 1947 and they resided in Towns County and had three daughters.
She was a member of North Mt. Zion Church of God. Mary loved worship and music and sang heartily in the church choir. She was a faithful follower of Jesus and dedicated her life to guiding those in her family to a relationship with Him. Her relentless spirit and tireless efforts led many to the Lord.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Linda Hooper, Hilda Burke (Hugh Burke), and Trudy Allen (Bill Allen), her siblings, Totsy Anderson and Odell Eller, seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Mary will be remembered for her infectious laugh, beautiful smile, funny stories, kind heart, and her unwavering spirit to never give up. Mostly, she will be known for building the Kingdom of God.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Church of God from 1:00-3:00pm. A celebration of life will immediately follow and interment at Macedonia Cemetery.
Banister Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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