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John George Wilbanks Jr.
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John George Wilbanks Jr., 57, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 13, 2012.

Mr. Wilbanks was born March 19, 1955, to John George and Lena Wilbanks Sr. in Chatsworth and was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church and Gideons International.

He was a career prosecutor for the state of Georgia, receiving his undergraduate degree from Brenau University and law degree from the University of Georgia.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Deborah Wilbanks of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Arlynn Wilbanks of Buford; son, Daniel Wilbanks of Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Kym and Mike Newman of Gainesville; grandson, Nethan Hewell; parents, John George and Lena Wilbanks Sr. of Chatsworth; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Rhonda Wilbanks of Cohutta; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Bill Smitherman of Dalton; various other relatives also survive.

The family will hold a private funeral service and interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Baptist Children's Home, 505 Water Works Road, Palmetto, GA 30268 or Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home in Flowery Branch is in charge of the arrangements.