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Mrs. Emily Wilda Powell, 78

Mrs. Emily Wilda Powell, 78, of Lumber City, died Aug. 13 following a lengthy illness. graveside service was held Aug. 17 at Dodges Chapel Cemetery.
A native and lifelong resident of Lumber City, Mrs. Powell was the daughter of the late Homer and Bessie Strickland Sandiford. A homemaker, she was a member of Fishing Creek Baptist Church and attended Dodges Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Nelson C. Powell of Lumber City; children, Tony N. (Brenda) Powell of Hazlehurst, Timothy Powell of Lumber City, and Alicia (Jamey) Grimes of Helena; brother and sister, Waymon Sandiford of Leesburg and Christine Joyce of Lumber City; grandchildren, Kristi (Matthew) Rowell, Dusty A. (Angel) Powell, Stephanie M. (William) Causey, Jobie Powell, Tisey Powell and Lindsey Grimes; and great-grandchildren, Tye Rentz, Annie Waters, Mattison Rowell, Teaghan Powell, Abel Causey, Alyssa Powell and Harley Powell.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae was in charge.

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