Allison Leigh Owen, Age 43 Cornelia

Allison Leigh Owen, age 43 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021. 

Born in Starkville, Mississippi on July 2, 1978 she was a daughter of Keith Owen and the late Donna Gene Crews Owen. Allison was a member of Clarkesville First United Methodist Church. She was known for her wittiness, love for cats, trips to the beach, and being an avid Auburn Tigers fan. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Chad Douglas Tanksley.  

Surviving are father and stepmother, Keith & Pam Owen; mother-in-law, Judy Anderson Tanksley; sister-in-law, Amy Tanksley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jennifer & Matt Shirley and Amanda & Zane Stewart; sister and fiancée, Kayla Westmoreland and Caleb Tyre; nieces, Harper and Erin Shirley; nephews, Owen Shirley, Benjamin, William, and Connor Stewart, and Elijah Westmoreland; she is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Clarkesville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Cox, Dr. Phil DeMore, and Rev. Rick Price officiating.  

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 6-8 pm and also on Sunday at the church from 2 pm until the service hour.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hands for Paws, PO Box 1055, Cornelia, GA 30531 or to Clarkesville First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 365, Clarkesville, GA 30523.  

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19. 

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at 

 McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements. 

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