Martha Whitmire

Martha Faye Whitmire (Owen)

Thursday, July 6th, 1939 - Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Pisgah Forest - Martha Faye Owen Whitmire, 80, was promoted to heaven on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
She was born July 6, 1939, in Transylvania County, one of five children in the family of Homer and Edna Owen of Silversteen community. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell Whitmire, two children, Terri Cagle and Todd Whitmire and two brothers, Braxton and Jack Owen.
She was a 1957 graduate of Rosman High School. She worked as librarian and bus driver for Transylvania County Schools and as secretary for Faith Christian School in Hendersonville, NC. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville, which she loved and attended regularly. Widowed since 2009, she spent her last years caring and loving on her family and making friends at the Silvermont Lunch Plus Program. She welcomed everyone to call her “Grandmama” and shared her home and heart to anyone who needed a friend. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include three children, Janet Galloway and husband Jeff, Gina Bushaw and husband Austin and Heather Jordan and husband Chad, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 216 Shelburn Road, Asheville, NC 28806 or Broyhill Children’s Home, 111 Sneed Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.
Funeral services will be held 1pm, Friday, March 6, 2020 at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Moody-Connolly Funeral Home
    181 South Caldwell Street
    BREVARD, NC 28712
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  • Service

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 1:00pm
    Moody-Connolly Funeral Home
    181 South Caldwell Street
    BREVARD, NC 28712
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  • Interment

    Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory
    994 Hendersonville Hwy.
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Brenda Harris

Posted at 03:28pm
So sorry for your recent loss. May God bless your family.

Brenda Harris
Niece of Marquata Harris Owen

Beth Rahn

Posted at 08:56am
She said, "I know your face. I know I love you. But, I can't remember your name." Then she hugged me. 44 years of a very treasured friendship. I know she's happy in Heaven. I miss her being near. Love and comfort to a very treasured family.

Posted at 08:15pm
So many memories of Martha Faye as we were the same age and very close as cousins can often be. I was so jealous of the poem “ Now I lay me down to sleep” that hung at the head of her bed. I am sure you as her family have many memories to share and cherish. Blessings and peace to all. Hope Owen Gallenkamp

Rebecca Winebarger

Posted at 10:43pm
Heather, I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved Ms Martha. I’m going to miss seeing her beautiful smile at church. Your family is in my prayers. Becky Winebarger

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