Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Mary Jane Owens

05/14/1924 - 04/02/2021

Mary Jane Owens age 96 of Hayesville, NC passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021.

She is the daughter of the late James Hamilton Coffey and the late Mollie Louise Hyatt Coffey. She was a member of Pine Log Baptist Church and Little Brasstown Baptist Church. She had worked at Clifton, Levi's, and Cato's. Mary loved her family. She enjoyed quilting, canning, flowers, and playing Yahtzee. She had the most beautiful alto voice and loved to sing in the church choir. She loved her Country music at the Georgia Mountain Fair, for which she had season tickets for many years. She has a fantastic cook and baker.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Owens; her brothers, Dexter Coffey, Zeb Coffey, J.L. Coffey, Birder Coffey, James Coffey, and Austin Coffey; her daughter, Mary Ruth Penland; and her infant twin sisters, Ora and Lora.

She is survived by her brother, Fred Coffey; her son, Larry Joe Owens and wife Ann, her daughters, Shirley Rachel Taylor, Loretta Hughes and husband Bob, and Camille Brown and husband Rondall; her grandchildren, Chris Penland, Gina Taylor, Dana Taylor, Melody Taylor, Josh Owens, Amanda Owens, Lynsey Owens, Lori Hughes, Lee Hughes, Justin Brown, and Jessica Brown; her great grandchildren, Rhea, Lilly, Caris, Kylie, Trey, Rylan, Piper, Raina, Jude, Olivia, Jeremiah, Blakely, Cade, Will, Amelia, Walker, Avery, Alex, Camryn, Owen, Maddie, Will, Wyatt, Alex, Tucker, Cheyanne, Austin, Mixie, and Mollie; and her great-great grandchild, Dorian Taylor; and three of the best care givers anyone could ever have, Kim, Kathy, and Wanda. They treated her with loving kindness and treated her like a princess everyday. We can never thank them enough for their great compassion and care.

The family would also like to give special thanks to Camille and Rondall for taking care of Mary for so long at their home.

Funeral Services will be at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:00pm. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00. Rev. Aud Brown, Rev. Ricky Rogers, Rev. Danny Hollifield, and Chaplain Justin Brown will officiate. Burial will be at Pine Log Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Hughes, Rondall Brown, Chris Penland, Lee Hughes, Josh Owens, and Justin Brown.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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