Alene Sawyer

Published 5:19 pm Thursday, September 25, 2008

Born in Transylvania Co., she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Lula Thomas Owen. She was the widow of Albert Sawyer who died in 1972. Mrs. Sawyer was a member of Tryon First Baptist Church, Tryon.

Surviving are: a daughter, Jane Morris (Jimmy) of Boiling Springs, N.C. and a son, Jim Sawyer (Wanna) of Thailand. Also surviving are five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held

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2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bill Henderson officiating.

Private burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus.

Family will receive friends immediately following the service in the McFarland Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722, or to the Tryon First Baptist Church, 125 Pacolet Street, Tryon, N.C. 28782.

An on-line guest register may be signed at

McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

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