Joyce Ann Whitman Powers

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Funeral service for Joyce Ann Whitman Powers, 72, will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at 2 p.m. from Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Burroughs, the Rev. Scottie Patillo and the Rev. Corky Addison officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 this evening. Mrs. Powers passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by loving family. Survivors include her two daughters, Sandi Burroughs (husband, Robert), of Opelika and Lori Powers, of Wedowee; two sons, Robert Powers (wife, Paige), of Anniston and Ronnie Powers (wife, Ellen), of Roanoke; nine grandchildren, Josh Powers (Kim), Nicholas Powers, Mallory Wells (Reese), Devony Burroughs, Dustin Burroughs, Ashley Burroughs, Lacey Blankenship (Chris), Jessica Hill, and Noah Powers; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry Edward Whitman, of Anniston. Pallbearers will be Brandon Whitman, Bryce Martin, Chris Blankenship, Reese Wells, Mark Hulsey and Clint Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Nicholson, Shane Snider and David Rose. A long-time Randolph County resident, Mrs. Powers was born in Grenada, Mississippi, on July 29, 1943, the daughter of Luie Edward and Willie Mae Pentecost Whitman. She attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Joyce was a devoted wife and mother and loved nothing more than having her family gather in her home. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Franklin Delano Powers and one sister, Sandra Whitman Downey. The family would like to extend a special thank you for assisting in Joyce's care to a special sister-in-law, Geri Carter and special caregiver, Kelly Bass. Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to LifeChoice Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at
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Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville - Lineville
89076 Highway 9
Lineville, AL 36266
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Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 8, 2015