Powell celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

Published 4:36 pm Friday, October 21, 2011

Pictured with the Lester Powell (center) are his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and in-laws. (photo submitted by Marsha Van Hecke)

Lester Powell hosted friends, his three children and many of his 27 grand-, great-grand-, and great – great-grandchildren on Saturday, Oct. 15, as he celebrated a triple-digit birthday.
The granddaughter in charge of bringing balloons acknowledged that it wasn’t easy finding balloons inscribed with 100 but she persevered and the dining room of the Smith Phayer Hospice House was decorated.
Among Powell’s friends were those from Hickory Grove Baptist Church, where he is now the oldest living member. All present related stories of his sharp mind, his love for baseball, fox hunting, his more than 40 year association with senior citizens groups in Landrum, Inman and Spartanburg, S.C. and his beloved western square dancing.
His daughters, son and grandchildren agreed that he has always been a community-minded person.
– article submitted by Marsha Van Hecke

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