OCT. 20, 1948-DEC. 21, 2010
Melvin D. Powell, 62, of Needmore, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 from the result of a logging accident.
Born Oct. 20, 1948 in Cumberland, Md., he was a son of the late Henry M. and Catherine Brown Powell.
He was a member of the Newburg First Church of God.
Melvin retired from the Letterkenny Army Depot and was working part-time for M&C Lumber Co. in Needmore.
He was a member of the McConnellsburg American Legion, NARFE, and attended Southern Fulton High School.
Melvin was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was a sharp shooter and received the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Hockenberry Powell; one son, Matthew D. Powell of Needmore; two daughters, Kimberly A. Shaffer and her husband Jeffrey of Harrisonville, and Michelle R. Roxby and her husband Scott of Waynesboro; three grandchildren, Logan, Lauren, and Zachary McCusker all of Waynesboro; three stepgrandchildren, Danielle, Tyler and Abby, Roxby all of Waynesboro; one brother, Henry K. "Buddy" Powell of Stephenson, Va.; four sisters, Jackie Booth of Front Royal, Va., Berleen Liner and Joyce Fritz both of Hancock, Md., and Billie Charlene Bell of Dale City, Va.; a longtime friend and neighbor, Herman Hann of Needmore, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 in the Newburg First Church of God at 11 a.m.