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Robert

Powell

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September 26, 2009

ROBERT POWELL Robert Edward Powell, 95, of 1030 Hattie Street in Mallow died Saturday night in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Mr. Powell was born July 5, 1914, at Fincastle in Botetourt County a son of the late Robert Cleveland Powell and Pearl Kanode Powell. He was a veteran of World War II with the U. S. Navy serving on the USS Wisconsin and was named a Life Member of the Curtis A. Smith Post #1033, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired in 1977 from the Waste Treatment Department of MeadWestvaco after 36 years with the company. "Bob" was an avid hunter and active member of the McLaughlin Hunt Club for over 68 years. He was a true-hearted Atlanta Braves baseball fan and enjoyed making his garden every years and giving vegetables to the neighborhood. He was an Honorary Life Member of Mallow Presbyterian Church where he had served as an Elder, Deacon, Treasurer of the Building Fund and member of the Men's Bible Class. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Annie Hipes Powell, in March of this year and also by seven brothers and sisters. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Rebecca Powell of Covington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Fox Wright and Peggy and Thornton Shinault, all of Covington; five grandchildren, Kathy and Johnny Murray, Rick and Angie Shinault, Jennifer and Paul Lee, Stacy and Richard Henry and Travis Powell all of Covington; four great grandchildren, Sarah and Johnny Quinlin of Roanoke, Cory Shinault, Nicholas Henry and Cody Henry all of Covington and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the Mallow Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park with graveside rites conducted by Curtis A. Smith Post #1033, Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive their friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. Memorial Information The family suggests that donations in Mr. Powell's name be made to the Mallow Presbyterian Church Youth Group; 2004 Mallow Road; Covington, VA 24426.
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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