Loyd Powell Jr.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 22, 2010

NATCHEZ — Services for Loyd (Charlie) Powell, Jr., 82, of Vidalia, who died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at his residence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel with the Revs. Stephen Powell and Bill McCullum officiating.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Powell was born on Oct. 3, 1927, in Soso, the son of Loy Washington Powell and Selina Musgrove Powell.

He was of the Baptist faith and attended First Baptist Church of Vidalia until becoming disabled in 2006. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening with his wife. He retired from Johns Manville after 43 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will greatly be missed.

Powell was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Opal Powell Mahoney and Reba Breland; one son-in-law, Mallan G. Morgan, M.D.; one step grandchild, Graham Morgan Walters and one brother-in-law, Lem Miller.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Maxine Powell; two daughters, Judy Poole of Seabrook, Texas and Lana Morgan of Natchez and fiancé David Stamper of Fulton; grandchildren Racheal Kane and husband Kim of Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren Kye and Ava Kane of Austin, Texas; step grandchildren Lindsay Devening and husband Will of Natchez, Westley Owens and husband William of Greenville and Brandon Morgan of Baton Rouge; step great- grandchildren Catherine and Alex Owens of Greenville and Catie Grey and Conlee Devening of Natchez; sister-in-law Sue Miller of Crossett, Ark.; nephew Gary Miller of Crossett, Ark., and niece Beverly Miller of Roanoke, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Billie Brasher, Clyde Allred, Leo Elizer, Ronnie Poole, Will Devening and J.D. King.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Daly, M.D., Raymond Lindeman, Perry Willingham and George McClain.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, Vidalia First Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made to www.lairdfh.com.