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Barbara Jean Ownbey

March 27, 1939 - February 12, 2017

Service Date: February 15, 2017

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Heaven gained an angel, Barbara Jean Ownbey. Her four year battle with cancer ended at The Rainey Hospice House of Anderson.

Born in Townville, SC, on March 27, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John T and Mary Etta Little Branyon. Barbara worked at Owens Corning Fiberglas for 13 years. When she was not at work she was at home raising her children who loved her dearly. Barbara was a member of Varennes Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children: Randy Gleason (Lisa), Wayne Gleason (Teresa), Greg Ownbey (Kim), Dawn Barksdale, and Julie Brewster (Jamey); sister: Mary Faye Bradberry; grandchildren: Amanda Schnelle, Phillip Gleason, Heather Reed, Cameron and Sydney Brewster, and Tristan Barksdale; nephews” James Branyon and Mike Bradberry; as well as many other nieces and nephews and her best friend: Sandra Gibson.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother: John T Branyon Jr.; and sister: Bernice Barrett and Betty Sanders.

Previously scheduled at the home, visitation will now be held at Sosebee Mortuary South Chapel from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Memorials can be made to Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson SC 29621.

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Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.