BUFORD Thomas Owenby Thomas Matthew Owenby, age 50, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy E. Owenby of Virginia Beach, VA. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Bonnie Criswell Owenby; son, Lee Matthew Owenby, Sugar Hill, GA; mother, Patricia Murrian, Knoxville, TN; sister, Mary Missy Tharpe, Chesapeake, VA; stepmother, Mary L. Owenby, Virginia Beach, VA; stepsister, Elizabeth Morrison and her husband Tim, Virginia Beach, VA; brothers-in-law, Mark Criswell and his wife Susan, Acworth, GA, and James Criswell, San Diego, CA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Owenby was born October 6, 1963 in Memphis, TN. He was a 1983 graduate of Floyd E. Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, VA. He was a construction superintendent. He loved to play golf and was an avid baseball, football, and Buford Wolves fan. Fiercely loyal, strong and true, a celebration of life service will be held at Lake Lanier Islands on Saturday, August 9th. Please contact the family for more information. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.