2011-08-04 / Obituaries


Robert Rance “Bobby” Powell, 74, of Leroy died July 27, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 15, 1936. He was in the United States Army during peacetime. He was retired from Boise Paper Mill.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia J. Powell, Leroy; one son, Randy (Kathy) Powell, Robertsdale; one daughter, Wendi (Roger) Pearson, Robertsdale; one step-son, Michael (Jennifer) Bailey, Tibbie, one step-daughter, Linda Gates, St. Stephens; one sister, Jean Blackmon, St. Stephens; 10 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rance and Helen Powell and three brothers, James Powell, Billy Ray Powell and Joel Powell.

The service was July 30 at 11 a.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson with Revs. Glenn Sullivan and Don Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Clearwater Cemetery in Wagarville.

Active pallbearers were Randy Powell, Robert Davis, Daryl Powell, Steve Powell, Channon Powell, Alton Powell and Greg Tarver.

Honorary pallbearers were Norman “Bud” Powell, Ralph Roney and Steve Williams.

An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed. (28-1tp)

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