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Candace Owens Fraley

August 6, 1937 ~ July 25, 2019 (age 81)

Candace Owens Fraley, 81, of Cleveland passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Born in Rowan County on August 6, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Edna Lola Harris and Gilmer Lee Owens.

Mrs. Fraley was a 1955 graduate of Woodleaf High School. She attended the Rowan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and later worked for Dr. Hilda Bailey and Dr. Frank Parrott. She was an active member of South River United Methodist Church, where she was a teacher and active in women’s groups.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Douglas Fraley; brother, Johnny Owens; son-in-laws, Jason Brown and Bob Killian.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kathy Brown, Pat Killian and Tammy Graham (Phil), all of Cleveland; brother, Jimmy Owens (Judi) of Asheboro and sister-in-law, Amy Owens of Asheboro; grandchildren, Bobbie Lynne Killian, Laura Killian, Justin Graham (Valerie), Andy Graham, Rebekah Brown and Hannah Brown; great-grandchildren, Colton Graham, Max Graham and Logan Graham; special friend, Ann Ratledge Spry.

Visitation: 2:30-3:45 PM Sunday, July 28, 2019 at South River United Methodist Church, 2880 South River Church Rd., Woodleaf, NC 27054.

Service: 4:00 PM Sunday at South River United Methodist Church with the Rev. A.J. Moore and Tim Kelty officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South River United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2880 South River Church Rd., Woodleaf, NC 27054.


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