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Joseph Lester "J.L." Powers

August 10, 1951 December 15, 2018
Joseph Lester "J.L." Powers
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Obituary for Joseph Lester "J.L." Powers

Mr. Joseph Lester “J. L.” Powers, 67 of Blackshear, passed away Saturday evening, December 15, 2018, at Southeast Georgia Health System – Camden Campus following a sudden illness.

Born in Blackshear, GA on August 10, 1951, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. Mr. Powers was a Journeyman Electrician and was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed going to auctions and especially enjoyed doing for others. Mr. Powers will be remembered as a kind and generous brother and uncle.

He was a son of the late Ellon Ardis & Nancy Estelle Griffin Powers. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Ray Powers.

Survivors include his son, Joe Powers of Callahan, FL; his grandson, Samuel “Sammy” Powers of Callahan; two sisters, Malinda Childs of Jacksonville, FL and Frances (Ralph) Miller of Blackshear; six nephews, Ben Scheibe of Jacksonville, Jeffrey Powers of Jacksonville, John Powers of Nahunta, Timmy R. Brooks of Blackshear, David Brooks of Blackshear, and Josh (Bridgett) Powers of Waycross; 2 nieces, Debbie Brooks and Annette Scheibe both of Jacksonville; three great nephews, Sam Powers of Waycross, Jaxon Brooks of Nahunta, and Evan Powers of Waycross; a great niece, Hayden Powers of Waycross; two special neighbors, Elwanda Howell and Minnie Lee Howell both of Blackshear; and several other relatives and friends.

Graveside services for Mr. Powers will be held Wednesday morning, December 19, 2018, at 11 o’clock from the St. Johns Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Johns United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association,

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

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St. Johns Cemetery

St. Johns Church Road
Blackshear, GA 31516

St. Johns Cemetery
St. Johns Church Road Blackshear 31516 GA
United States

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