Mary (Dilger) Powell

Born: Sat., May 8, 1948
Died: Fri., Mar. 18, 2016

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 25, 2016
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Mary Dilger Powell

Mary Dilger Powell, age 67, died at her home in Greensboro, GA surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, March 18, 2016 after a battle with cancer. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, on May 8, 1948, Mary was the daughter of the late James and Faith Chapman Dilger. She was a 1985 graduate of Corpus Christi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. On May 10, 1969 she married the love of her life Randall Lee Powell in Auburn, Alabama. Over the years Mary enjoyed working for several companies as a CPA where she was able to make some life-long friends. She most recently enjoyed being self-employed and doing accounting work for many clients she would also consider friends. Sixteen years ago she and her husband moved to Lake Oconee where they built a beautiful home that was often filled with love and laughter of family and friends. Mary always enjoyed taking care of her loved ones to include all her furry friends. She had a special way of making everyone feel welcome and part of the family. She always put others before herself and that is how she became everyone’s beloved MomMary.

Mary was loved dearly by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Faith Dilger and her husband, Randall Powell. She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Calder and husband Joe of Dallas, Texas; a son, Jeff Powell and wife Alex of Atlanta, GA; a grandson, Jeffrey Dylan Powell of Fort Riley, Kansas; a sister, Gretchen Spella; two brothers, Greg Dilger and Tommy Dilger; and many loved nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Hilda Stewart officiating. A celebration of her life will be held at the family’s home, 1021 Northwoods Pointe, Greensboro, Georgia  30642 following the service. The family requests any donations be made to Oconee Regional Humane Society at or St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.


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Jack & Judy Strum
   Posted Mon March 21, 2016
We think Mary is surrounded in Heaven by puppies and kitties and cuddly babies of all kinds. That's what makes it Heaven! We're thinking of you, Greg and Judy...
Judy & Jack Strum

Martha & Lee Kranig
   Posted Mon March 21, 2016
We had the pleasure of knowing Mary and spent some time with her and her husband at their beautiful Lake House. We felt like one of the family and it felt like home the minute we walked in the door. Mary was such a gracious hostess.
We had the opporturnity to see her again at Alex and Jeff's wedding and she looked fabulous and very happy.
We are saddened to her of her passing. She is a great lady and will be missed.
We will be thinking of you and have all of you in our prayers on Friday.
Martha & Lee Kranig

Lynn and Mike Weddle
   Posted Mon March 21, 2016
We will miss Mary greatly but we are so happy that she is now in heaven with Randy and all of the dogs that have passed through her life. She must look like the pied piper of pets! I hope she knows that Foo Foo and Ben and Lukie can't stay with her once we get there! Our love to the family and friends she leaves behind, I hope her spirit of inclusion and fun will always stay in the house at Lake Oconee. I know it will stay in our hearts forever. Prayers for your peace, Lynn and Mike

Janet McNutt
   Posted Thu March 24, 2016
I am so sorry for Mary's family and friends. My sister and Mary were friends for most of their lives, and I know she is deeply saddened by this loss. Sincerest condolences.