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Jean Duncan Powell

Mrs. Jean Duncan Powell of 1074 Bellevue Road, Halifax, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Pulaski County on Aug. 23, 1935 and was 77 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late Walter Clifton Duncan and Lilly Vickers Duncan and was married to the late Addison Bradsher Powell.

Mrs. Powell was of the Baptist faith and attended Ash Avenue Baptist Church, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 8 for over 50 years, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Woodmen of the World.

Mrs. Powell is survived by two daughters, Ruth Elaine Yagen and husband Gerald of Virginia Beach and Diane Lynn Powell of Kernersville, N.C.; four sons, Thomas Addison Powell and wife Diane of Port Orchard, Wash., William Crews Powell and wife Sharon of Roxboro, N.C., Howard Bradsher Powell of Turbeville, and Walter Duncan (Wally) Powell and wife Tracey of Halifax; one brother, Peyton Duncan and  Jane of Radford; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

One son, Johnny Powell, also preceded Mrs. Powell in death.

Funeral services will be held at Powell Funeral Home on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating.  Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 12, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of Jean Powell.

For memorials consider the American Arthritis Foundation, 2201 W. Broad Street, Suite 100,  Richmond, VA. 23220

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.