Alvin Dewitt Power Jr.

Alvin Dewitt Powers Jr.


Alvin Dewitt Powers, Jr., 66, of 1735 Pinehaven St. Ext. and husband of Jane Adair Powers, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late Alvin Dewitt Powers, Sr. and Mary Frances Watkins Powers. Mr. Powers was formerly a mental health counselor, a retired deputy and law enforcement officer and was a member of Lucas Ave. Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and choir member.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: daughters, Maryanne Merida and husband Gonzalo of Laurens, Maryellen "Ellie" Powers of Laurens, Maryelizabeth "Lizzy" Powers of the home; a son, Alvin D. "Trey" Powers, III of the home; a grandson, David Angel Merida; a brother-in-law, David Adair of Columbia; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, February 15, 2013, at Lucas Ave. Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Michael Post and Rev. Bob Cato, followed by burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends Friday, February, 15, 2013, at Lucas Ave. Baptist Church from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Memorials may be made to Lucas Ave. Baptist Church, 101 Lucas Ave., Laurens, SC 29360.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 14, 2013