Lester Lee Powell

Published 5:06 pm Monday, October 24, 2011

Lester Lee Powell, age 100, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 23, 2011 at Hospice House in Landrum. He was the son of the late Walt and Chinar McSwain Powell. His life was spent in Landrum. He was the oldest member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and retired from Lyman Pacific Mill.
Lester enjoyed community work, hunting and baseball. He loved performing with the Foothill Strutters square dance team and prior to that the Peach Blossom group.  He regularly attended his senior citizen group.
He was predeceased by a grandson, three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Owens and Gay Norris of Greenville, S.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Wanda Powell of Powdersville, S.C.; a brother, Otis Powell of Landrum; a sister, Margaret Tucci of Georgia; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving caregiver, Shirley Moss.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, conducted by Rev. Dean Elliott. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills Hospice House, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.
Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.

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