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Johnnie E. Powell, 79

August 18, 2009

MARCH 29, 1930-AUG. 17, 2009

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Johnnie E. Powell, age 79, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, near Warfordsburg.

Born March 29, 1930, in Black Oak, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob Elmer and Harriet Alice Helper Powell, and the husband of the late Frances G. Peck Powell, who died in 1980.

He attended Southern Fulton School District schools.

He was retired from PENNDOT as an equipment operator.

He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Mays Chapel Christian Church.

He is survived by four sons, Michael John Powell and wife, Evelyn, David Allen Powell and wife, Donna, and Kevin Dwight Powell, all of Warfordsburg, and Russell L. Powell and wife, Penny, of Little Orleans, Md.; one daughter, Linda Spangler of Defiance, Ohio; two sisters, Vi Bowers of Hancock, Md., and Naomi Rummel of Mount Vernon, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by two sons, Randy Steven Powell and Daniel Shawn Powell; five brothers, Henry, Stanley, Floyd, Carl and Donald Powell; and three sisters, Estelle Apple, Opal Seavolt and Louise Seavolt.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. at Mays Chapel Christian Church, Warfordsburg. The Rev. Delmas Bard will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mays Chapel Christian Church, Mays Chapel Road, Warfordsburg.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, to help defray funeral expenses, contributions may be made to Grove Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Hancock, MD 21750.

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