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Was the property solely in the great uncle's name? Did he predecease your great aunt? Is anyone claiming the property now? Is it still in the great uncle's name?
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Was the property only in his name when he died?
Also, which state?
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Under Georgia law, your great uncle's estate would have been divided equally between his children and surviving spouse (your grandmother). However the surviving spouse's share can never be less than 1/3. So the sons would have split 2/3 and you grandmother was entitled to the remaining 1/3.
If she had a will when she died then her 1/3 would pass as directed in the will. Otherwise, it would follow her childrens' bloodline (assuming she did not leave a surviving spouse). If she had no children then it would pass to her siblings and then to her children.
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