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.