Betty Kegley Owen

Sunday, November 29, 1931 - Thursday, December 20, 2018

Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother

Photo of Betty Kegley Owen  - 1931-2018

Canton- Betty Lee Kegley Owen, age 87, a beautiful and dearly loved lady, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Mrs. Owen was born November 29, 1931, in Lebanon, Virginia to the late Guy Turner Kegley and the late Goldie May Hughes Kegley. Betty had made her home in Haywood County most of her life and together she and her husband, Bill Owen owned and managed Owen Exxon in Canton for 39 dedicated years. Betty was truly a lady who was always well-liked and loved throughout her community.  She never failed to greet everyone with a smile and a special hello each and every day at their place of business and she definitely made anyone who visited the Owen home feel welcome and treated them just as if they were part of the family.  Betty was a dedicated homemaker and also a wonderful cook!  She loved her home and she especially enjoyed sitting on her back patio and being entertained by watching the hummingbirds that were there so often. Betty was always busy and active and she could be found bowling with friends, walking to keep healthy and it seemed as if she never ever tired of spending hours going shopping.  Mrs. Owen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and truly Betty’s family were her pride and joy.  She loved each of them with all of her heart and soul. Together the life that Betty and Bill Owen have shared together is an example for each of us to follow, by serving and giving to their community, by devoting their lives to their family and by sharing 66 years of a wonderful marriage together.  We give thanks for the life of Betty Kegley Owen and the memories that she leaves with each of us will be cherished forever.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Gary Owen; nine brothers and sisters and a son-in-law, Dru Horton.   

Surviving are her devoted husband, Bill Owen; her children, Tina Lane and her husband, Mark Lane of Simpsonville, SC, Sheree Horton of Canton and Lou Ann Pressley and her husband, David Pressley of Canton; grandchildren, Chad Owen, Josh Owen , Andrew Owen , Zach Rathbone, Brett Pressley, Laurie Hall, Charleston Lane, McKenzie Lane , Kathryn Horton and Peyton Horton;  eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Ed Kegley and Hassel Kegley; sisters, Judy Brooks and Sue Chafin and  a sister-in-law, Margaret Kegley, who was Betty’s best friend and whom she loved like a sister .

A celebration of life service in remembrance and honor of Betty’s life will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Pastor Paul Murdock will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. 

The Owen family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Silver Bluff Village for their kindness  and care given to Betty and her entire family

In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Silver Bluff Village, Patient Activities, 100 Silver Bluff Village, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Owen family.

Condolences from family and friends

We're so sorry to hear about Aunt Betsy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in The Lord.
John and Linda KEGLEY, Jr.
Bill and Betty were the best neighbors to my late grandparents, Jack and Aileen Rice. Betty was such a beautiful lady. I’m sorry I can’t be there tomorrow.
Logan Johnston
My deepest sympathy to all of Betty's family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shirley Juanita Dixon
My mother told me Betty had passed away, and I was so sorry to hear that. I worked for them when I was in school; and she was always very good to me, as was Bill. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugh Dixon
So sad for your family and your loss. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Dad (John) used to tell us stories of himself and siblings playing. Aunt Betsy was blessed to have such a wonderful family
Debbie Kegley
I am so hear of Aunt Betsy's passing. I have many warm memories from my childhood. She was so elegant and such lady. Many prayers for the family. Peace be with you at this time.
Alisa Kegley (John)
We are so very sorry to hear about Aunt Betsy's passing. We have you all in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers. May God give you comfort as you start this new journey without her physically but she will always live in your hearts and your wonderful memories.
Eddie and Nita Kegley Snead
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Pisgah High Class of 1975
I am truly sorry for the loss of Betty. I am fond of all the family and was blessed to have them as neighbors and friends. My Mom and Dad thought the world of your family. Please know we are praying for peace at this time.
Debbie(Lindsey)Buchanan and Tootise Lindsey
Mrs. Betty Owen was a pleasure to know and to care for! I pray God bless your family as we celebrate the birth of Christ and life ever lasting this season. Thank you for your kind support.
Bill and family, I was saddened to hear of Betty's passing. May God's grace and peace be with each of you and may you always keep her memory close to your hearts.
Pam Ledford
Sheree, Lou Ann & Tina - I was so sad to hear of the passing of your. Mom and so wish that I could have been there today for her service. Please know that our family is remembering all of you during this sad, sad time. Betty was always so beautiful and so much fun to be around- il’ll forever cherish the couple of visits that Mama and I I had with at Arrowhead Cove......we rocked on the porch and remineesed about old times. Love to all in the days ahead and please tell your daddy how sorry we all are in the loss of his beloved Betty.
Kim Rice Adams
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. She was so kind and beautiful. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and the entire family.
Rego Jones
Thoughts and prayers with each of you during this time. May God give you comfort.
Danny and Tracy Guffey
Just want the family to know how sorry we are to hear of Bettys passing. She was a wonderful sweet lady. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Ricky & Gail Paxton
We always looked forward to cousin Betty coming to the Byrd-Bailey Family Reunion at Green Mountain, NC. She was such a joy to know. We truly share with you in sympathy and are praying for your comfort, strength , and courage.
James Byrd and Phyllis McKinney