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Gretchen Bennett Powell

December 24, 1960 — August 7, 2015

Gretchen Bennett Powell, 54, of Valdosta, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 7, 2015, at her home.

She was born December 24, 1960, in Valdosta, a daughter of Bill and Irene Blalock Bennett. She loved her family and enjoyed caring for animals. For many years she has been a Bookkeeper for her family's KFC businesses.

Gretchen is survived by her husband of thirteen years, Carl G. Powell; a daughter and son-in-law, Ryan Ann Wisham and Curt Watson; a son, Michael Bennett; two grandchildren, Madison Ann Wisham and Gavin Watson; her parents, Bill and Irene Bennett, all of Valdosta; a sister, Carolyn Betters of Thomasville; a niece, Michelle Betters of Boston, MA; an uncle, Buddy Blalock of Madison, FL; and her father-in-law, Grayson Powell of Valdosta. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Demi Ann Pittman; her mother-in-law, Joyce Powell; and her brother-in-law, Brian Betters.

The Funeral Service for Mrs. Powell will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 10, 2015, at the Chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home, with Rev. V.L. Daughtery officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, FL. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be conveyed to the family online at Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.

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

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