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Herbert Lester Powell Jr. / January 07, 2021

Herbert Lester “Les” Powell Jr., 66, of Timberlake, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 29, 1954, son of the late Herbert Lester Powell, Sr. and the late Shirley Burton Powell. He was a member of Ash Avenue Baptist Church and Virginia State Police Association. He was a retired Master Trooper of the Virginia State Police after 27 years of service.

Mr. Powell is survived by his son, Christopher Brice Powell of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Candence Powell, Conner Powell and Hazel Powell; siblings, Jenny Vestal (Roger) of Timberlake, N.C., Mary Jane Ware of Rutherford, N.C. and Anthony Powell of South Boston and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and caregivers.

A private graveside services was held Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens with Virginia State Police Chaplain, Senior Trooper Joseph Naylor officiating. Regarding the CDC guidelines with COVID-19, we recommend the wearing of face mask and social distancing.

Memorials may be directed to the Virginia State Police Association Emergency Relief Fund,

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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