Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the funeral for Mr. Dewey Arnold Powell, 91, of Hazlehurst, who passed away Feb. 5 after an extended illness. Services were held Feb. 7 in Hazlehurst First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Brad Waters, the Rev. Rick Baldwin and the Rev. Robert Wigley officiated with burial and full military honors in Shelton Chapel Cemetery, Lumber City.
Mr. Powell was born in Telfair County. He was the son of the late Carl Powell Sr. and Annie Mathis Powell and was preceded in death by a brother Carl Powell Jr. Mr. Powell was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter who dearly loved the nearby rivers and outdoors surrounding Jeff Davis and Telfair counties. Mr. Powell retired as a Master Sgt. after serving 24 years in the United States Air Force. This occurred after initially serving two years in the Army/Air corps. This military direction took him and his family to Turkey, Europe, North Carolina, Florida, California and Texas. Mr. Powell also served with the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Department from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Powell was a member of First Baptist Church in Hazlehurst.
He is survived by the love of his life his wife of 69 years Lois Williams Powell of Hazlehurst; son Alan Powell (Debbie); grandson Austin Powell; sisters Runelle Sandiford, Alline Johnson (Raymond)and Joyce Fulford. Uncle Bud, as he was affectionately known, had many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He particularly enjoyed seeing his family and their children at the Powell family reunions. He was dearly loved by his family and friends. While he will be deeply missed he is now comforted in God’s hands.
Active pallbearers were Jason Williams, Justin Williams, Tony Williams, Austin Powell, Steve Sandiford, Jimmy Fulford, David Fulford and Tom Bates.
Honorary pallbearers were Perry White, Donnie White, Weldon Schell, Wilton Miles, Buddy Spann, Jimmy Boatright, Steve Underwood, Jackie Chastain and Lonnie Roberts.
Music was rendered by Trish Turner and Hal Cox.
Miles Funeral Home was in charge.