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Mary Powell Miles

March 25, 1930 — September 28, 2017

Mary Powell Miles

Mrs. Mary Powell Miles, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Andrew Stucker and Rev. Hugh Harbort officiating. Burial will follow in Andersonville National Cemetery.  The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

            Mrs. Miles, lovingly known as Granny, was born March 25, 1930 to the late Allmon and Inez Powell in Schley County, GA.  She was a devoted member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a member of the Dorcus Sunday school class.  Granny loved to work outside in the yard and spend time with her family, especially her great-grandson, Collin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Oscar Miles, a brother, John Vernon Powell and four sisters, Olivia Barfield, Eugenia Jarrell, Nell Robinson and Inez Robinson.

            Survivors include her daughter, Jane Barksdale and her husband, Billy of Americus, GA; a granddaughter, Michelle Landers and her husband, Keith of Ellaville, GA; a great-grandson, Collin Landers of Ellaville, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church, 961 Shiloh Rd., Americus, GA 31719, Pruitt Health Hospice, 708 E 16th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015 or to Perfect Care, Inc., 114 Sullivan Dr. Americus, GA 31709.

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Past Services


Monday, October 2, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Watson-Giddens Funeral Home

Ellaville, GA

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Shiloh Baptist Church

Americus, GA

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