Funeral services were held Friday, January 25, 2019, at Taylor Hill M.B. Church of New Hebron for Mr. O.C. Powell, 102, who died Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Jeff Davis Extended Care Facility. Rev. Robert McDuffey, pastor, officiated, with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. O.C. Powell was born in Simpson County to the late Ethel Powell Baggett. He joined Taylor Hill M.B. Church at an early age. He attended school at Taylor Hill School. He loved farming, raising cattle, reading and meeting people.
He is survived by his caretaker and cousin, Jimmy Graves of Prentiss, and many other relatives and friends.