On the morning of July 20, 2019, Nina Mason Owenby, of Covington passed away after a valiant fight against cancer.
Nina’s life began in Blairsville as the ninth of 11 children born to Charles and Mary Mason. She was the beloved wife of her high school sweetheart, Charles Taylor Owenby, and together they raised four children, Steve, Pam, Vicki, and Valerie. After many years engaged in child-rearing, she rejoined the workforce and was an accomplished employee for both Sears and Belk.
Nina was the proud Nana to eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild and was an avid supporter of their many activities. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, taking trips, reading, and filling her yard with beautiful flowers. She was an excellent cook and a huge fan of Yahtzee, the Braves, and crossword puzzles. She was a vibrant and lovely lady and will be missed greatly by those who loved her.
Nina was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, her mother, Mary, her father, Charles, and four of her siblings. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her four children, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, six siblings, and many nieces and nephews. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the extraordinary number of friends and family who honored our mother at her memorial service Tuesday, July 23 at the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville. She rests together with our father at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery, high on that mountain.