Funeral services for Evelyn Murlee Powell, 84, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Powell died at 11:47 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at her home.
She was born June 12, 1929, in Ozark County, Missouri, to Clarence Edward “Bud” May and Bethel Nadine Arnold May. On March 23, 1951, she was married at Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Elzie Ray Powell, who preceded her in death on October 22, 2011. Mrs. Powell was a homemaker; her family was her life. She enjoyed country music and time with her family. Mrs. Powell was a member of the Church of Christ faith and attended Crider Church of Christ.
She is survived by six children, Ellen Rodriguez, Wagoner, Oklahoma, Eddie Powell, wife, Ronda, Pottersville, Missouri, Earlean Chenault, husband, Ronnie, Springfield, Tennessee, Eunice Hayes, husband, James, Crider, Missouri, Elvin J. Powell, fiancée Angel, Anderson, Missouri and Erma Jean Cross, husband, Michael, West Plains, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Dwayne May, wife, Joyce, Lions, Kansas and Herbert May, wife, Kay, Tecumseh, Missouri; one sister, Velvie Curry, Cabool, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one grandson, Brock Powell, three brothers, David Clarence May, Jimmy Williams and Burl May and two sisters, Jean Price and Ann Mullins, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ledbetter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ledbetter Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.