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Name of Deceased: Lona J. Powell
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: June 4, 1964
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: Lona J. Powell, daughter of J. J. and Nancy Williams, was born November 7, 1877 near Buffalo, Mo. She departed this life May 29, 1964 in Springfield Baptist Hospital, Spingfield, Mo., at he age of 86 years, 6 days and 22 days.
Her parents died when she was quite young, leaving her to be raised by relatives and friends. Most of her adult life was spent is the Spring Grove community on a farm.
She was united in marriage to Martin Nathaniel Powell on August 14, 1897. To this union were born six children, four sons and two daughters.
As a young woman she became a Christian and united with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member.
Her husband passed away June 3, 1925. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Harry, John and Jack Williams, and two of her sons, Harry, who died a the age of two years and Roy, who died in young manhood.
She is survived by two sons, Ray Powell, Tougaloo, Mississippi, and Guy Powell, Elkland, Mo.; two daughters: Mrs. Ruth Mills, Ardmore, Pa., and Mrs. Joyce Rowland, Elkland, Mo. Other survivors include two daughters-in-law, Willa and Rosa Powell, two sons-in-law, Bruce Mills and Lester Rowland; 8 granchildren and 19 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Furneral services were conducted at 2:00 p. m. Monday, June 1, 1964 in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Tucker officiating. Mr. Wayne Lemons sang, "God's Tomorrow" and "I Won't Have To Cross Jordon Alone", accompanied by Mrs. Wayne Lemons, pianist. Escorts ere: Fred Bennett, Phillip Watkins, Perry Hill, Harry Williams, Lowell Creek and Hershel Highfill. Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Cantlon Funeral Home.


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