Mallie E. Dora Styles Owensby, 86, of Marion, died Saturday, May 4, 2002. Born April 25, 1916 in Yancey County to the late Willard and Fannie Jamerson Styles, she was a homemaker and had formerly worked at Marion Manufacturing Co. and Clinchfield Mills. She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Owensby and brothers: Craig, Delzie and Arnold Styles.
Survivors include two sons: Charles Owensby of Marion, NC and Alden Owensby of Burnsville, NC; a daughter, Evelyn Minish, of Marion, NC; three sisters: Mary Jane Creasman, Alice Warcup and Nellie Hall, all of Asheville, NC; a brother, John Styles, of Ramseur, NC; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Westmoreland Chapel. The Rev. Ken Burleson officiated and burial was in McDowell Memorial Park. The family received friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Westmoreland Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday May 8, 2002 Volume 8 # 19