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Doris Davis Powell

June 20, 1924 — September 15, 2015

Doris Davis Powell

Mrs. Doris Davis Powell, 91, of Buena Vista, GA, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Four County Health & Rehab in Richland, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, September 18, 2015, at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Harris officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Mrs. Powell was born in Marion County, GA, on June 20, 1924, to Floyd Ernest and Nettie Ruth McMickle Davis. Methodist by faith, she was the oldest member of Union United Methodist Church. She had been employed by Marion County Elementary School for 28 years in the lunchroom.  She loved her church and her God. She was a loving wife and and unselfish mother. Mrs. Powell was a wonderful "Mama" and great Grandmama.  She was a seamstress and wonderful cook, making sure everyone always had enough to eat.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Powell, by two sons, infant Glenwood Floyd Powell and John Larry Powell, by three brothers, Dennis Davis, Cecil “Corky” Davis and Olin “Bo” Davis, a sister, Faye Drew, and by two sons-in-law, Donald R. Deen and Jack Pugh.

She is survived by three daughters, Elaine Pugh of Americus, GA, Jacqueline Deen of Mt. Airy, GA, and Joy Powell Reynolds (Ronnie) of Buena Vista, GA; by one brother, Rainey A. Davis (Bernice) of Jefferson, GA; and by two sisters, Betty Foreman of Columbus, GA, and Jewell Murrah (Jack) of Colquitt, GA; 8 grandchildren, Troy G. Key (Donna) of Richland, GA, Donna D. Morgan (Dennis) of Lawrenceville, GA, Janet D. Henry (Daniel) of Oakwood, GA, Tricia K. McCook of Morris, GA, Amber P. Veasey (Dale) of Albany, GA, Keely McAllister (John McCorkle) of Buena Vista, GA, Crystal P. Desormo (Ben) of Bushnell, FL, and Kristy Fryer of Buena Vista, GA; and 8 great-grandchildren, Briana Ellington, Luke McCook, Dillon Morgan, Cheyenne Melton, Meagan Henry, Lean Desormo, Danny Henry, and Ethan Desormo.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to Union United Methodist Church, In care of Jean Powell, 952 Harts Mill Road, Buena Vista, GA, 31803.

Watson-Tante Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

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