Doris Owens Kirby, age 84, of Cliffside, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Doris was born Tuesday, July 7, 1936 in Rutherford County to the late Linder Lee Jolley and Mamie Vioney Earls Jolley. She worked in textiles and plastic manufacturing for many years before retirement. Doris was a member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church and loved people. She was loved by all who knew her and never met a stranger.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Arnold Talmadge Owens and James Earl Kirby; son, Joseph Eugene Owens; two sisters, Katie Jolley Harris and Maudean Hunsinger; brother, James Jolley; grandson, Chad Hill and great-grandson, Steven Dulaney.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Vera Hill Winstead (Anthony) and son, Michael Owens (Michelle) all of Rutherfordton; five grandchildren, Traci Hill, Michaela Owens, Brittany Owens, Cynthia Owens, Micah Owens; great-grandson, Jordan Hill and a daughter-in-law, Tara Owens of Cliffside.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Goodes Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Dwayne Scruggs and Reverend Glenn Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery/Mooresboro. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.
Memorial donations are requested to the American Stroke Association, www.stroke.org