Laura Faye Griffith Ownby

Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:05 AM

Laura Faye Griffith Ownby, age 68 of Gatlinburg, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. She was a member of the Gatlinburg Garden Club, past owner of Laura’s Crafts and Jewelry Store and The Little People’s Nursery.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Griffith; and mother, Mary Lee Griffith.

She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Harold J. Ownby; daughters, Deborah Stidham, Angela Ward and husband Joe, Melanie Henry and husband Scott; grandchildren, Miranda Stidham, Keegan Ward, Carisa Ward, Ashley Henry, Kelsey Henry, Sophie Henry, Rylee Henry; sisters, Cathy Cutler and husband Wayne, Betty Cooter and husband Lester; son-in-law, Walter Stidham; special cousins, Tom and Barbara Clinton.

Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Mr. Scott Henry, Rev. Kim McCroskey, and Rev. Ray Burkett officiating. Interment 3 p.m. Saturday in Proffitt Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home Sevierville.