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Wilma Jean (Owenby) Craig

July 7, 1941 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 76)

The Piano Brothers
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Wilma Jean Owenby Craig, 76, of Fairview, passed away September 15, 2017 at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville.

A native of Asheville, Mrs. Craig was born July 7, 1941 to the late Millard James Owenby (1980) and Sadie Mae Jones Owenby (1987). In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Craig; and siblings, James Owenby, Frank Owenby, Jerry Owenby, and Betty McElrath.

Mrs. Craig was a graduate of Lee Edwards High School, and retired from Taylor Instruments. She always loved to go camping and fishing with her husband.

Survivors include her children, Sandra Craig (Jimmy) of Fairview, Angela Craig (Don) of Fairview, Brenda McElrath (Keith) of Towneville, SC, Charles Craig of Fairview, and Clifton Craig of Fairview; sister, Patricia Craig of Swannanoa; grandchildren, Amanda, Aaron, Jason, Jamie, Dorothy, Joshua, Becky, Noah, Michael, TK, Jessica, Samantha, Ashley, Brent, and Hailey; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, September 17 at 3:00 PM at Chestnut Hill Church in Fairview with Pastor Ronnie Harris officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour before the service. Committal services will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help victims who have been displaced by the recent hurricanes by donating to Hearts with Hands at P.O. Box 6444, Asheville, NC 28816 or online at www.heartswithhands.org


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hearts with Hands
P.O. Box 6444, Asheville NC 28816
Tel: 1-828-667-1912
Web: http://heartswithhands.org/



 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
September 17, 2017

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Chestnut Hill Baptist Church
1657 Old Fort Rd
Fairview, NC 28730

Funeral Service
Sunday
September 17, 2017

3:00 PM
Chestnut Hill Baptist Church
1657 Old Fort Rd
Fairview, NC 28730


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