Grace B. Powell
Grace B. Powell, age 83, of Maryville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. She attended Knob Road Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed creating her own beaded necklaces and giving them to her nurses and their children. She also enjoyed playing bingo with her friends at Colonial Hills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin C. Powell; daughter, Gwen Lawson; parents, Milton and Hazel Humphrey; and sister, Margaret Burchfield. She is survived by her step-daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Buck McBee; grandchildren, Cheryl Lawson and Karen Goddard; great-grandchildren, Jared Lawson and Megan Isom; brothers, Bill and Randell Humphrey; sisters and brother-in-law, Deloris Garrett and Brenda and Darrell Croft; and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Colonial Hills Nursing Center and to all the nurses who gave her special care and love for the last fifteen months. Special thanks also to her niece and caregiver, Pam Franklin. Her loving and compassionate care always and made Grace happy. She would always go above and beyond to make her peaceful. Thanks to Pat Carr who cared for her recently and special visitors, John and Sara McKee and Kenneth and Merle Helton. Funeral service will be held 8:00 PM Friday, May 20, 2011, at Miller Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel, Rev. Darrell Croft officiating. Family and friends will meet 11:00 AM Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, (865) 982-6041, www.millerfuneralhome.org.