Evelyn Sweat Owens, 79, of Flat Rock, NC, passed from this world on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville.
She was born in Marlboro County, SC, but lived in Henderson County since 1959. She was the daughter of the late Franklin Claude and Lula Emma McDowell Sweat. She retired from Asheville Industries in 1985. She loved the outdoors, collecting books and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Ann Hayes of Hendersonville, Patricia McCraw of Flat Rock and Tammy Fisher (Mitchell) of Horse Shoe; two sons, William Langston (Linda) of Asheville and Patrick Langston (Helen) of Hendersonville; four sisters, Ruth Pulley of Marion, SC, Lula Mae Holmes (Roy) of Waycross, GA, Lottie McCracken of Easley, SC and Alma Meeks of Conway, SC; three brothers, Blease Sweat (Jean) of Newton, Claude Sweat (Linda) of Okeechobee, FL, Bobby Sweat (Linda) of Okeechobee, FL; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2009, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary.
I appreciate all of the condolences that have been sent to our family during this difficult time. Mom is going to be missed terribly. She was truly a unique person. Her generation was one that will hopefully never have to be revisited by any other. She was an oldie but a goodie, a keeper by all means and we loved her and still do and are feeling such an emptiness right now. God is the one who can fill that void. So.. If your mother is still with you go give her a hug for us. If she isn’t, smile and tell her to look for Freckles. She won’t regret it.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We are your mom’s neighbors.
I will miss you Aunt Freckles!!! You will be missed so much!
I was deeply saddened to hear the loss your Grandmother. My thoughts are with you, Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May the love of those around you help you t…hrough the days ahead. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong Tony.Read More
we’ll miss you grandma love you
I work with Mrs. Owens daughter Tammy at the Post Office. I was sad to hear of her mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Tammy and the family during this time of sorrow.