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Mr. James Powell

Mr. James Powell Mr. James Powell

Mr. James Alford Powell, age 76, died on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at East Georgia Regional Medical

Center in Statesboro. Mr. Powell was born in Montgomery County, was raised in Toombs County and was a 1963 graduate of Lyons High School, where he played on the Lyons County Bulldogs football team, winning the 1963 State Championship, and also ran track. He moved to Bulloch County in 1983 and worked for over 25 years as a produce manager for various grocery stores until his retirement. He was a member of Emit Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alvin Powell and Mildred Calhoun Powell, and 1 brother, Earl Powell.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Iwonia Powell of Statesboro; 2 children, Derek Powell and Christie (Kevin) Moody; 2 stepchildren, Shahn-Ryan Shumacher and Nicole M. (Matt) Maulden; his grandchildren, Andrew Hendrix, Kirsten Powell, Addison Black, Daniel Maulden, and Naomi Maulden; 2 brothers, Wayne Powell (Susan) and A.J. Powell; and several extended family members.

The funeral service was held on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Emit Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor Tim Huffingham officiating.

Pallbearers were Andrew Hendrix, Daniel Maulden, Donald Powell, Sammy Hendrix, Shannon Powell, and Will Tankersley.

The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Emit Grove or American Diabetes Association.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory in Statesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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