MIDDLESBORO — Gertrude Powers, age 64, Middlesboro, KY passed away Saturday July 26, 2014, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville TN. She was born October 5, 1949 in Middlesboro, KY, the daughter of Curtis and Rose Smith Mayes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Bill and Glenn Mayes and her sisters: Betty Mayes and Wanda Kelly.
She is survived by her husband, Hubert "Porky" Powers; her daughters: Shannon (Terry) Baker, Tug Parker, and Leslie (Jeff) Willis; her grandchildren: Christopher Marsee, Gage Jones, Adam Holman, Lindsey Brock, Izzy Willis, and Mollie Roe; brothers: Fred Mayes, Scott Mayes, and Rudy Mayes; sisters: Madge Thacker, Loretta Webb, and Frankie Harris; special friends: Tim Holman and Marc Marsee; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Yeary's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gage Jones, Adam Holman, Christopher Marsee, Jason Shackleford, George Fisher, and Tim Holman. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel.
Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.
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