Elizabeth Rogers Ownby

Jul. 29, 2013 @ 11:39 PM

Elizabeth Rogers Ownby, age 84 of Sevierville, entered Heaven’s gate at 4:00 AM on Sunday, July 28, 2013. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville, where she was 3rd Grade Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. She started her teaching career in a one room schoolhouse, graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and retired as a teacher from Sevier County Schools after 40 years.

Preceded in death by her parents, C.O. and Fannie Rogers.

Survived by: Husband of 57 years: Johnny D. Ownby; Son: J. Roger Ownby and wife Sandra of Sevierville; Sisters: Irene Rogers Reed of Sevierville, and Ruby Rogers Price and husband Howard of Harriman, TN; Nephew: Anthony Blake Price of Sevierville; Sister-in-law: Phyllis Whaley of Gatlinburg.

Family will receive friends 5-6:45 PM Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville with funeral service to follow at 7 PM with Rev. Dan Spencer and Rev. Scott Andrews officiating. Interment 11 AM Wednesday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home.