Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Morgan Funeral Chapel for Mr. Beamon Wayne Powell, Attalla, with the Rev. Steve Eubanks officiating. Burial will be in Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory directing.
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Mr. Powell, went to be with the Lord the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, around 2:15 a.m.
He went peacefully and was surrounded by loved ones. He served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was employed with Jewel Tea Company for 33 years.
He was an active member and deacon of First Baptist Attalla, where he loved singing in the choir. He is preceded in death by his wonderful bride, Ruby Jo Powell; his twin brother, Burford Powell; and brother, Leamon Powell.
He is survived by his gracious wife, Frances Johnson Powell; brother, Arno Powell (Sybil); children, Debra Powell Cross (Bob Cross), Raymond Wayne Powell, Kay Powell Brown (Gary Brown), Donna Powell Smith (Duane Smith); grandchildren, Amy Cross Duffey (Sam Duffey), Stacy Cross Moore (Bryant Moore), Jeremy Brown, Breann Smith, Leslie Smith, Jason Smith, Devin Powell; great-grandchild, Olivia Ann Duffey; stepchildren, Roy Mitchell Johnson, Jeffery Johnson (Leigh), Debra Thim (Eric); step-grandchildren, Jacqueline Hale, Holly Johnson, Andrew Thim, Matthew Thim, Tanner Putman; step-great-grandchildren, Maleah Johnson, Jada Douglas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bob Lankford, Johnny Brewer, Dwight Johnston, Excell Hester, Clark Lewis, Tommie Cox and Kenneth Oden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Attalla van ministry.
Special thanks to New Beacon Hospice, Gadsden Health Care and Dr. Courtney Lowe.
Anyone who knew him knew what a great faith he had in Jesus Christ. While the family is saddened, we know he is home, and this verse makes us think of him: "My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever." Psalm 73:26.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.
Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory
625 Gilbert Ferry Rd SE
Attalla, AL 35954
Published in The Gadsden Times on Dec. 1, 2011