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Mills River - Elizabeth Owensby Lawter, 88, of Mills River, died Sunday, September 25, 2011, at the Elizabeth House.
A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Maggie McAbee Owensby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred McCoy Lawter, and a son, Hughie Lynn Lawter.
Mrs. Lawter is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Massey and husband Milton of Chappells, SC; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harry Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The on-line register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Sept. 27, 2011