GASTONIA - Margaret Hensley Powell, 81, passed away March 12, 2013, at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas.
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She was born July 4, 1931, in Clover, S.C., daughter of the late William and Mary Webb Holmes.
She was a member of Temple of Joy. She taught children and sang in churches for many years. Margaret taught Bible stories and fed the homeless on the streets of Gastonia.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Aaron Phil-lips.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery, Clover, S.C.
She is survived by daughters, Mary Faile and spouse, Chris of S.C., Brenda Barker and spouse, Phil of Gastonia; brother, Bobby Holmes and spouse, Janice of Belmont; grandchildren, Shane Faile and spouse, Marie, Heather Yates and spouse, Terry; nieces, Mary Martin, Katrina Bumgardner, Brenda Wise, Angie Johnson; nephew, Jamie Garmon, who she raised as her own; grandma to Blake, Brandi, Tyler, Patrick, Brandon, Daniel, Abby, Alex, Nicho-las, Natalie and Lorena.. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her two husbands, Bobby Hensley and James Powell; grandson, Bob Nichols.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 15, 2013