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James Eugene Powell

CLEVELAND - James Eugene Powell, age 68, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday July 09, 2016. He was born on September 03, 1947 to Lonnie and Helen (Jennings) Powell in Bessemer, Alabama. James was a former fork lift operator, production line operator and also oversaw the robot operation at Baxter Laboratories. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. James loved to Fish, BBQ and spend quality time with his family.
James was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Helen Powell and a brother Johnny Powell.
He is survived by Daughter, Crystal (Mark) Thornton of Cleveland, MS. Son, Michael (Lydia) Powell of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Janis (Jerry) Mayo of Shaw, MS. 3 Grandchildren, James D. (Bryce) Powell, Baylee Thornton and Jennings Powell. 2 Great grandchildren, John M. Powell and Kathleen Powell. 2 nieces, Renee (Matthew) Tomek and Beth Young
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cleveland Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Janis and Family, I know the Heart Ache You must be going through! We had many Wonderful years at Gunnison Baptist Church when we were all young, Many Meroies of all of us as Kids Playing while our Parents Played Rook or just visiting. Prayers and Love to All of You. Phyllis Dougan Doss

Phyllis Doss - July 12 at 02:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Crystal, Michael, and family, the prayers of the Pentecostals of Cleveland are with you during your time of loss. Please know we are here for you.

Rhonda Loper - July 11 at 06:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thank you

Crystal Thornton - July 12 at 09:39 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Crystal and Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a terrific man with a heart of gold. Although, he will be greatly missed here on this earth, I just have to tell you that I know, that him and Ms Martha are drinking coffee and catching up on conversation together Again, i am so deeply sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love always, Stacy Weeks Hurst

Stacy Weeks Hurst - July 11 at 12:37 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So true stacy. He sure loves your mama.. Thank you

Crystal Thornton - July 12 at 09:41 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

James was one of a kind... Always a protector of the ones he loved, lended an ear to the ones who jus needed someone to listen without judging and letting you know it was Between you and the good lord and he is who matters, not to mention he loved to be a prankster and pic at you jus to get a smile or hear laughter with a holler if you don't quit James! Sound familiar Diane and Janice? Lol He was one of a kind that was for sure:) memories of him will forever be carried in everyone's mind, heart that crossed his path! I'm just glad I was fortunate to call him my uncle James and as I got older was able to know him as my friend! We had several conversations bout raising kids and the love for our children... He loved his baby girl Crystal and his little man Micheal! I'm praying for you all, til the circle be unbroken we will be missing him but all the while rejoice and be glad that we will see him again! Bless y'all love and miss each of you! :kissing_heart::kissing_heart:

Suzanne Lindsey - July 15 at 03:35 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mr. Powell was a good neighbor.We loved him and pray for his family.Lillie and Charles

Charles Kline - July 14 at 11:19 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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