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Mary Selma Ownby

June 7, 1929 — August 25, 2021

Mary Selma Ownby, 92, a resident of Knox County, native of Bradley County, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday morning, August 25, 2021.

Mary was a long-time member of Valley Grove Baptist Church on Ball Camp Pike in Knoxville. She received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 12 and read her bible faithfully every day. Mary loved gardening, canning, flowers, camping, birds, quilting and was known for her good home cooking.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Sherrell D. Ownby, sons, Davis R. Ownby and Morris “Perry” Ownby, parents, Vernon Bryan Gold and Lena Randolph Gold; infant sister, Nancy.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Maria Ownby, Bernard and Pam Ownby; daughters-in-law, Sharon Ownby and Vicki Ownby all of Knoxville; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Joan Gold; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles Ownby, Judy Ownby, Adrian and Diane Ownby all of Cleveland; four nephews; one niece; special friends, Barbara Ely, Chris Buckner and numerous more precious friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021, in the chapel of Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with Rev. Nathan Williams, Rev. Austin Moore, and Rev. Tony Maples officiating.  Family and friends will gather at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for the committal service.

Her family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

The Ownby family would like to give heart felt gratitude to her wonderful caregivers, Kimberly Garland, Deborah Parker, Judy Wallace, Smoky Mountain Hospice; Sarah, Verne and Nathan

Obituary made courtesy of Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 3, 2021

5:00 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923

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Celebration of Life

Friday, September 3, 2021

Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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