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George Alton Sowell

November 15, 1938 — April 9, 2013

George Alton Sowell, 74, of Valdosta died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at his home. He was born in Madison, Florida on November 15, 1938 to the late Woodrow Wilson Sowell and Toinette Youmans Sowell. Mr. Sowell was a surveyor with National Geodetic Surveying.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Gearhart Sowell of Bluefield, WVA, his daughter and son in law, Stacie and Jimmy Parrish of Valdosta, his son, Joseph W. Sowell of Alamogordo, NM, his grandchildren, Hunter Parrish, Morgan Parrish both of Valdosta, Angela (Todd) Gwaltney of England, mother of his children, Ann Ramsby of Valdosta, his sister, Lounette Hall of Valdosta, brothers and sister in law, Richard and Dale Sowell of Madison, FL., Tony Sowell and Sandra Babcock of North Carolina, special niece and caretaker, Ann Guess of Valdosta, numerous other nieces and nephews, his aunt, Gereline Flowers of Quitman, his uncle, Waldo Youmans of Plant City, FL, special friends, David Crockett, Ronnie Taylor, Dan Frazier, Max "Mikey" McCready. He was preceded in death by a brother, J. W. Sowell and brother in law, Junior Hall.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 3pm, Friday, April 12, 2013 at Columbia Cemetery in Brooks County with Rev. Jay Watkins officiating. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at Carson McLane Funeral Home.

Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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