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Irene Carden Powell

SoVaNow.com / November 14, 2019

Irene Carden Powell, 88, of Scottsburg, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 at her home. She was born in Halifax on Sept. 15, 1931, daughter of the late Willie Carden and Creola Mosley Carden. She was married to the late George Samuel Powell and was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Powell is survived by two daughters, Ardell Brooks (Charlie) of Randolph and Barbara Powell of the home; two sons, Louis J. Powell (Janice) of Columbus, Ga., and Alphonso Powell of Columbus, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Wendell “Buck” Carden (Marilyn) of Scottsburg; three sisters, Willie Mae Coleman of Lynchburg, Emma Brooks (Arthur) of Brentwood, Md., and Ollie McLemore of Scottsburg; two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law; a devoted daughter-in-law, Patricia Powell; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, devoted friends and caregivers.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Miron Powell and Nelson Powell and two brothers, Burnell Carden and Cornelius Carden.

A funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Ronnie Womack, eulogist, and Rev. William Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral home. The family will receive friends at 1025 Hazelwood Mill Trail, Scottsburg.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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