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Emmie Owenby Laughter, 86

Emmie Owenby Laughter, 86

Emmie Owenby Laughter, 86, of Hendersonville died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Hendersonville. She was born in Hendersonville, NC to the late Whitt L. Owenby and Ruth Gibbs Owenby Laughter as well as the daughter of the late Clyde R. Laughter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Wayne Laughter in 1984. Emmie was also preceded in death by a daughter: Diane L. Tinsley, three sisters: Helen O. Laughter and her husband Harry, Iris Luther, and Velma Judith Boyd.

Emmie lived her entire life in Henderson County and was a graduate of Edneyville High School. She came from a big family of six brothers and sisters. Emmie loved her church where she was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church. She spent many years working at Bon Worth where she had been promoted to manager before she retired. She enjoyed reading, traveling and searching and visiting the lighthouses and was proud of the fact that she personally visited every lighthouse on the coast of North Carolina.

She is survived by: her daughter Janet L. Edney and her husband Donald F. of Flat Rock, her brother Harold Owenby and his deceased wife Margie Owenby , Larry Laughter and his wife Wanda, a sister Ethen L. Capps of McDonough, GA, a brother- in- law Bob Boyd and his wife Sharon, her son –in- law David Tinsley and his wife Susan of Sumter, SC, three grandchildren: Darrin Tinsley and Aaron Edney of Hendersonville, and Bryan Edney and his wife Ashley of Alpharetta, GA, and four great grandchildren Jordan Tinsley, Jenna Tinsley , Claire Edney and Reese Edney. She also had many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and family at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Shepherd's Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel at 5045 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM and burial will immediately follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Golden Living Center- ACU for Emmie O. Laughter at 1510 Hebron Street, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.