Beverly Ann Owens Grubb, age 76, of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Methodist Medical Center.
She was born July 9, 1937, in Middlesboro, Ky., the daughter of Paul Henry Owens Sr. and Emma Opal Turner Owens.
Beverly was a 1955 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, and she attended Knoxville Business College. She retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems, where she was a secretary at the K-25 and Y-12 plants. Beverly sang with the Sweet Adeline’s in the 1970s, and she bowled on several area leagues. Her greatest passions were her children, grandchildren, and family. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by William Joseph Grubb, on June 7, 2004.
She is survived by daughters, Donna Grubb McCammon and husband Jon of Knoxville, and Mitzi Grubb Poteet and husband Mark of Oak Ridge; brothers, Kenneth Owens and wife Kathy of Lubbock, Texas, Paul H. Owens Jr. and wife Phyllis of Oak Ridge, and Butch Owens of Summerville, S.C.; sisters, Patricia Collins and husband Clay of Ooltewah, Selene Parsons of Oak Ridge, and Paula K. Grainger and husband Bob of San Antonio, Texas; sisters-in-law, Wylene Owens and Mary Schaefer of Oak Ridge, and Madeline Grubb and Ozella Pickard of Strawberry Plains; grandchildren, Tyler McCammon, Savannah McCammon, and Naomi Jones; special friends, R. C. Hicks of Kingston; her special friends at Meridian Baptist Church of Knoxville and her Calvary Baptist Church family; “The Therapy Group”; and many special nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5 -7:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. The funeral followed at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Steve McDonald and Pastor Dana Fachman officiating. A graveside service was held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton. The family asks that any memorials be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Leukemia Foundation.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. John Foust and the staff at Thompson Oncology; the fourth floor staff at Methodist Medical Center and special nurse, Tracy; and Sandra McClure and the staff at EEOICPA.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.