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Edward Harris Powell / August 08, 2017

Edward Harris Powell (Sonny), 80, of Chase City died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Powell was born in Mecklenburg County on May 18, 1937 to the late Thomas Witt and Hattie Harris Powell. He was a graduate of East End High School and at an early age joined Lone Oak Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He later moved his membership to Concord Baptist Church where he served as assistant chairman of the Deacon’s Ministry, president of the Gospel Choir, and was a member of the Male Chorus and Usher’s Ministry. Mr. Powell was formerly employed by the Mecklenburg County School Bus Shop and Burlington Industries in Clarksville. He was also a member of the R. C. Yancey Masonic Lodge 284.

He leaves to cherish his memory, devoted wife: Annella H. Powell of Chase City; son: Vincent Powell (Rena) of Chesapeake; two granddaughters: Taylor and Tyler Powell both of Chesapeake; two sisters: Leoria Boyd and Nellie Carter both of Newark, N.J., brother: Clarence “Billie” Powell (Tina) of Yorktown, Pa., and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Powell was preceded in death by seven sisters and three brothers.

A funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 6, at Concord Baptist Church, with Rev. Raleigh M. Bagley III officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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