BENTON, Ky. - Alton Powell, age 89, of Benton, KY, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, at his residence in Benton, KY. Mr. Powell was retired from TVA and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. He served in the Army during World War II.
He was the son of the late Robert Lee Powell and the late Lilley (Farley) Powell. He was also preceded in death by three sisters: Mildred Parrott, Dorothy Mae Holland, and Judy Ann Ross; four brothers: William Powell, Junior Powell, Cecil Powell, and Raymond Powell.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Maudene (Ham) Powell of Benton, KY: two daughters: Linda Thompson of Benton, KY and Joyce Hill of Benton, KY; three sons: Terry Powell and Donald Powell both of Benton, KY and Freddy Powell of Reidland, KY; three sisters: Lucille Young of Kuttawa, KY, Willie Mae Taylor of Benton, KY, and Janis Kay Duncan of Murray, KY; two brothers: Everett Powell of Benton, KY, and Billy Ray Powell of Puryear, TN, 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Funeral service will be at Collier Funeral Chapel at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 26, 2012, with Rev. C.C. Brasher, Rev. Mike Littrell, and Rev. Rodney Wallace officiating. Interment will be at New Zion Cemetery, Benton, KY.
The family ask memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association, 6100 Dutchmans Ln. Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205 or New Zion Cemetery Fund, C/O Loretta Rudolph, 3278 Jackson School Rd., Benton, KY 42025
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