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Brenda Owenby McAninch

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“we want to thank everyone for all of your thoughts and prayers from the bottom of our hearts. mom/brenda was the most wonderful wife,mother,mamaw...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Tonya - Fairview, NC

“I've known Brenda since lunchroom days at Fairview Elementary. She always had a smile and pleasant words. The love for her children, Tonya and Travis...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Janet Shisler - Fairview, NC

“Arthur & family. I am so sorry about the loss of your daughter. Our family will be praying for you as you go through this sad time.Sincerely, George...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: George Clark - Asheville, NC

“I'm so sorry to hear about Brenda's passing. We were classmates all through school. I know this is a very sad time but God is there to help you. You...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Connie Sales Hensley - Clover, SC

“We just wanted you all to know that we are praying for you during this very difficult time. Brenda was a very sweet woman and will be missed so much...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Robert and Lisa Ponder - Fairview, NC

“Tonya you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know what a trail it is to loose a mother and how devestating it can be to...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Cathy Barrentine - Asheville, NC

“James & family,Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 34 | Posted by: Charlie & Cyndi Sprouse - NC

“Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear about Brenda.I didn't know she had been sick. I remember growing up with you all, and spending the night with...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Glenda Nesbitt Hmelewsky - NC

“You are all in our hearts and prayers. Brenda was like a sister to Patty, Vern & me and like another mamaw to Zane. She was one of a kind and will be...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Patty, Zane, Vern & Bobby - NC

“James, Tonya, Travis,Mandy, Papaw Ray, Nanny Pat, Joyce, Chelsey & Haley:I am so sorry to here of Brenda's passing. She was one of my best friends...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Donna Taylor - Fairview, NC

“Tonya and Family,I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Brenda was a very kind hearted woman. You now have a special guardian angel watching over...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Nicole Wilson Rogers - Asheville, NC

“we will miss you brenda we will do all we can to help you guys ”
12 of 34 | Posted by: steven swaney - asheville, NC

“James & famiyWe are so sorry for your loss. Brenda was a special person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.God BlessMavoureen Sexton, Betty Reed,...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Betty Reed - Fairview, NC

“Dear Family,We are so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She was a great friend to us and always there when you needed her. We will miss her greatly....Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Don and Ria Solesby - Fairview, NC

“James, I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry that I cannot be with you today, but know...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Dave Millard - LA PLATA, MD

“Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! May the Lord give you comfort and peace in knowing your loved one is in the arms...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Lora Morgan - Leicester, NC

“Tonya & Family,We are so saddened by the passing of your mother. We have great memories of her. She was a very sweet and caring person. May you find...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Jatana, Heather & Bree - Fairview, NC

“Our prayers are with your family at this time. Larry & Cindy Harrington and family ”
18 of 34 | Posted by: Cindy - Fairview, NC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in your family. Brenda was a great great woman and she will be dearly missed. ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: Laura Marlowe McCulloch - NC

“James, Travis, Mandy and Tonya, We are so saddened by your loss. Brenda was like a mother to Matthew ever since he was a little boy. We want you all...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Amanda and Matthew Nesbitt - NC

“James, Mandy, Travis, Tonya, Ray, Pat, Joyce and all the nieces and nephews I am so saddened by your sudden loss and my heart breaks for all of you. ...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Sherry Richardson - Wilmington, NC

“James and Family,We are so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. Take comfort in knowing she is in the arms of OUR Heavenly Father. HIS word teaches...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Ronda and Mark McKinney - NC

“I'm sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. I want you to know you are in my prayers.Betty Sales ”
23 of 34 | Posted by: Betty Sales - Austin, TX

“Dear James & family We are sorry about the lost of Brenda she has been so good to us she was a good person we would like to think all of you for...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Heather - Swannanoa, NC

“We can’t begin to understand the grief you are going through right now from this sudden loss. We know how important a mothers love is to her...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Steven & Amanda Marlowe - NC

“James & family,We are so sorry for your loss. Brenda was my other mom when I was growing up and she will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Brian & Misty Owenby - Fairview, NC

“We send our love and prayers to the family. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Love and prayers Phyllis and Jim Cole ”
27 of 34 | Posted by: Phyllis and Jim Cole - Fairview, NC

“James and family;We were shocked and very sorry to read of Brenda's passing. If there is anything at all we can do for you and family, please let us...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Harley Fender - Fairview, NC

“Dear James,Mandy,Travis & Tonya, My heart is breaking for all of you and for myself,what a dear precious friend Brenda has been to me for 35 years.I...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Debi Harper - Fairview, NC

“Uncle James Dean,We are very sorry to hear of Aunt Brenda's passing. You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
30 of 34 | Posted by: Bobby & Tamara Miller - Mars Hill, NC

“Joyce and Lois,I just learned of Brenda's passing. I am so sorry. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Melody Burleson - Fairview, NC

“We love you all so much, you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: Brian, Jill & Garrett Ponder - NC

“I just want you guys to know that i love you and am very sorry for your loss she was truly an amazing woman who will be dearly missed. Today the lord...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Katie & Corey - Fairview, NC

“James & family ~ We're so sorry about Brenda. There are no words to express how bad we feel for you all. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Let...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Rod, Melanie, Jake & Josh Kuykendall - NC


Fairview ~ Brenda Raye Owenby McAninch of Owenby Cove Road, Fairview died on Monday, June 8, 2009, at Mission Hospitals Memorial Campus.

She was born in Henderson County and was the daughter of Arthur Ray Owenby and Patsy Ruth Myers Owenby of Fairview. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elaine Huskey, "Mama-laine".

Mrs. McAninch previously worked in the cafeteria at Fairview Elementary School and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fairview.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 24 years, James Dean McAninch; two daughters, Amanda D. McAninch and Tonya Marlowe Smith and husband, Casey; a son, Travis B. Marlowe; three grandchildren, Chelsey and Haley Marlowe and Miranda McAninch; a sister, Joyce O. Mathies; and several nieces and nephews all of Fairview.

A funeral service will be held 7:30 PM on Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with the Rev. Bob Ponder and Rev. Chris Reese officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:30 PM prior to the service on Wednesday.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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