AARON-POWELL-Obituary

AARON ALPHONZA POWELL

Memphis, Tennessee

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Aaron Alphonza Powell, 76, of Memphis, Tennessee died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Methodist South Hospital in Memphis, TN. Born Thursday, November 5, 1936 in Millington, TN, he was the son of the late Willie Powell and the late Bonnie Cole Powell. Mr. Powell was the first African American Medical Technology Supervisor at the V A Hospital and also First Afro-American Micro-biologist, Supervisor of the Microscopic Section with the Tennessee Department of Public Health, until his retirement. He was the owner of A. A. Pest Control. He served in the Army from 1958 until 1961. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving is his son, Aaron Alphonza Powell, Jr. of Nashville, TN; his two daughters, Tracie M Powell of Williamsburg, VA and Karen M Powell of Mableton, GA. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church Lauderdale located at 682 South Lauderdale Memphis, TN 38126. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., on Saturday at First Baptist Church Lauderdale located at 682 South Lauderdale Memphis, TN 38126. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, TN. Online condolences may be made to the family at rslewisandsonsfuneralhome.com R. S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home (901)526-3264

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