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Jean Duncan Powell

SoVaNow.com / July 15, 2013


Jean Duncan Powell, 77, of 1074 Bellevue Road, Halifax, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Pulaski County on Aug. 12, 1935, daughter of the late Walter Clifton Duncan and Lilly Vickers Duncan and was married to the late Addison Bradsher Powell.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended Ash Avenue Baptist Church, was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 8 for over 50 years, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Woodmen of the World.

Mrs. Powell is survived by two daughters, Ruth Elaine Yagen and husband Gerald of Virginia Beach, Diane Lynn Powell of Kernersville, N.C.; four sons, Thomas Addison Powell and wife Diane of Port Orchard, Wash., William Crews Powell and wife Sharon of Roxboro, N.C., Howard Bradsher Powell of Turbeville, Walter Duncan (Wally) Powell and wife Tracey of Halifax; one brother, Peyton Duncan and Jane of Radford; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Powell.

A funeral was held Saturday, July 13, at Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be directed to American Arthritis Foundation, 2201 W. Broad Street, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23220.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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