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Official Obituary of

Mary Owens-Nance

July 25, 1941 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Mary Owens-Nance Obituary

Mary Owens-Nance of Fayetteville, formerly of Bucksport, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. 

Mary Evelyn Owens-Nance was born on July 25, I94I, the 3' of twelve children to the late Zack Owens, Jr. and the late Frances Mercedes Mishoe-Owens in the Bucksport Community of Conway, South Carolina. God in His infinite wisdom whispered her name and she departed this earthly life on February 22, 2024, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Mary was raised in Bucksport, South Carolina, and was educated at the Richardson Training School. She completed her education at Whittemore High School graduating with the senior class of I958. She attended Jerusalem Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and later attended Harry Hosier United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

After graduation, her career began as a factory worker in New Jersey. Later she worked as a teller at the Ft. Bragg Federal Credit Union in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She also worked at the Ft. Bragg Family Medical Clinic as a Medical Tech and as a secretary at the National Institute of Health (NIH) where she later retired.

Mary had a special love for gardening, cooking, caring for children, and mentoring them; especially in the performing arts. She also loved basketball, listening to gospel music, and playing bid whist.

Mary's parents, Zack Owens, Jr. and Frances M. Mishoe-Owens; her husband, McArthur Nance; along with John W. Owens, LaVernon Owens, Brenda Owens-Fletcher, and Charlisa P. Owens all preceded her in death.

Precious memories will be forever cherished and shared by her son, Clinton J. (Laulani) Owens; her adopted children, Alicia P. Owens, Brendetta N. Owens, and Shawn N. Owens; her brothers, Roy C. (Mary V.) Owens, Bennie L. Owens and Charles R. Owens; her sisters, Mary Elizabeth Owens, Lessie V. Owens-Mtewa, Vivian A. Owens, Patricia Owens-Baten and Francena Owens-Pierce; her grandchildren, Zaneta V. Owens, Carmelita J. Owens, Sabrina M. (Ben) Owens-Radi, Angela M. Owens and Hannah M. Owens; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Owens Cemetery.  There will be a viewing from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Friday, March 1, 2024 at Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Conway Chapel.

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March 1, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Conway Chapel
1207 Grainger Rd
Conway, SC 29527

Graveside Service
March 2, 2024

1:00 PM
Owens Cemetery
8100 Mishoe Road
Bucksport, SC 29527

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