2010-01-28 / Obituaries


James Henry Powell, 77, of Thomasville died Jan. 17, 2010 at his residence.

He was born April 29, 1932 in Scyrene. He attended Crossroads Community Church. He was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Mae Powell, Thomasville; two sons, Mike (Judy) Powell, Hank Powell, all of Thomasville; two daughters, Carolyn (Steve) Switzer, Dickinson, Kayla (Jerry) Williams, Thomasville; one sister, Grace Farmer, Thomasville; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chapman Powell, his mother, Rebecca Gates Powell, three brothers, Heflin Powell, Donald Powell, William K. Powell, two sisters, Etta Ree Robertson, Pauline Powell.

The service was Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Glenn Akridge officiating. Burial was in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Scyrene.

Active pallbearers were Larry Powell, Charles Powell, Allen Powell, Tim Powell, Rusty Powell, Darren Powell, Wayne Powell and Osha Powell.

Honorary pallbearers were Greg Dement, Tracy Powell, Travis Powell, Chad Powell, Jeff Powell and Mason Williams.

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