Billie Jean Knowles Powell

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Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com/obits The Augusta Chronicle-July 7, 2016 Mrs. Billie Jean Knowles Powell AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Billie Jean Knowles Powell, 82, passed into eternal rest on Monday July 4, 2016 from complications due to a prolonged illness. Mrs. Powell, born December 9, 1933 in Bonifay, Florida was the daughter of Vester Knowles and Janie Lee Knowles, and a 1950 graduate of Bay County High, Panama City, Florida. She was married to Van A. Powell on Oct. 11, 1953. A mother, grandmother, homemaker, artist and art instructor, Mrs. Powell was a resident of Augusta since 1964. Billie Jean touched the lives of many, including that of former first lady Mamie Eisenhower who thanked her for her friendship in a correspondence dated March 1971. Mrs. Powell is survived by her loving husband Van A. Powell and sons Phillip Powell of San Francisco and Bentley Powell of Augusta, and her grandchildren Taylor, Parker and Peyton Powell. A Remembrance Service will be held 1 pm. Saturday July 9, 2016 at Oaky Grove Baptist Church, 54 Oaky Grove Church Rd., Wrightsville, GA. 31096. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mrs. Powell's name to Alzheimer's research. Online condolences may be made at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial & Cremation 1220 George C. Wilson Dr. Augusta, GA. 30909. 762-994-0311