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Hubert Reed obituary
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Mae Ownby Keener
March 18, 1924 - July 20, 2012
Birthplace: Sevier County, Tennessee
Resided In: Maryville Tennessee USA
Visitation: July 21, 2012
Service: July 22, 2012
Cemetery: Shiloh Cemetery, Pigeon Forge
Mae (Reed) Ownby Keener, age 88, of Maryville and formerly of Sevierville, TN passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at her daughter’s home. Mrs. Keener was born March 18,1924 in Sevier County, TN. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She came to know the Lord as her Savior at the age of 8, was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville and attended First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Maryville.
Mae (as she was called by her friends) taught 2nd grade Sunday School for 20+ years and was a leader in the Women’s Missionary Union at First Baptist Sevierville. She was a member of the Sevierville Eastern Star and Ladies’ Bowling League in Maryville. Mae worked in her early years at the Sevierville Hosiery Mill. She was a talented seamstress and master gardener.
Mae had a loving marriage to Robert Thurman Ownby from 1945 until his death in 1979. She was blessed with a second marriage to Kenneth Keener in 1981 until his death in January 2012. Mrs. Keener raised her children to love the Lord and obey His word.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Thurman Ownby and Kenneth A. Keener; parents, Millie Moore Reed Reagan and Hubert Reed; sisters, Celie Reed Allen and infant sister; brothers, Millard, Henry, Joe, Arnold Reed, and infant brother.
Children: Robert and Sarah Ownby, Kathy and Chuck Sexton, Al and Susan Keener, Vickie and Curtis Suffridge
Grandchildren: Jill and Todd Smith, Jimmy and Kelly Ownby, Kimberly and Brian Wilhoite, Paul Ownby, Chris and Risha Sexton, Gina and Josh Petlitzer, Tracy Welcome, Chris and Alicia Keener, Tim and Chloe Keener, Kenny and Erika Keener, Joanna and Phillip Diaz, Adriene, Shane and Christian Suffridge, Andre and Jennifer Phillips
Great Grandchildren: Lindsay and Noah Smith, Sadie, Madelyn, and Avery Sexton, Keller Ownby, Harper Welcome, Austin, McKaliegh, Kamryn, Colby, Alexis, Owen, Jocelyn, and Corbin Keener, Hayden and Kambell Diaz, and Madison Suffridge.
Sisters-in-law: Ruby Reed, Alice Reed and Margaret Blankenbecker
Special friends: Dr. Alan and Melissa Romans
Givers of care: Barbara Davenport, Thelma Wellman, Georgia Johnson, and Karen King
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862, the charity of your choice, or a family in need.
Funeral service 2 PM Sunday in the Chapel of First Baptist Church, Sevierville with Rev. Jerry Hyder officiating. Eulogy delivered by Chuck Sexton. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
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Tombstone in Shiloh Cemetery.
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- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Groom's Name Bride's First Name Bride's Maiden Name County Date of Marriage File #
KEENER KENNETH A MAE R [NOT GIVEN] SEVIER 05-01-1981 26247