Velma Thurlington


Age: 68


Summary: matriarch of the Florida-based swamp punk band Owens 5 who had worked as the group's stage manager and costume designer, in which the members include five children, including influential bluegrass violinist Manny Owens.



Cause of Death: Airplane accident


Born: May 25, 1938


Died: January 25, 2007


Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina