THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Lorene Harwell Powers, of Thomson, died at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center Thursday, August 12 at 4:30 p.m. after a long battle with cancer.
She was 76 years old, a member of Thomson First Baptist Church and the Gleaners Sunday School Class.
Her funeral was held graveside at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 13, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Washington Hwy., north of Thomson. Dr. Jim Ramsey, pastor of Thomson First Baptist, lead the service, assisted by Dr. Leonard Dupree, now retired, and former pastor of her church.
Mrs. Powers, one of 10 children, was raised in Madison, Ga., and had lived in Thomson for some 50 years. Retiring in the early 1990's, she worked for the Belk Company as office manager for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lawson Powers, in 1995, and her granddaughter, Claire Elizabeth Powers, in 1991. She is survived and will be missed by many friends in the Thomson community, four sons and their families, including 11 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren and her three sisters and their extended families. Her children are Carl Richard Powers, Atlanta, and his wife Mary, and daughters, Paige and Amanda; Donald Stephen Powers, Thomson, and his wife Beth, and their children, Jacob, Leah, Mitchell, and Alec; David Allen Powers, Thomson, his wife Carolyn, and their children, Chris, Nicholas, and Bridget; and Thomas Michael Powers, Chattanooga, Tenn., his wife Kim, and their sons, Lawson and Addison. Her sisters are Mrs. Elizabeth Cecil, Lexington, N.C., Mrs. Mary Wright, Lake Lanier, Ga., and Mrs. Ethel Marks, Mansfield, Ga. Great-grandchildren are Leila Marie and Bailey Elizabeth Powers of Thomson.
Donations honoring Mrs. Powers may be made to the First Baptist Family Life Center or the American Cancer Society.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.