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Bennie Lee Alexander Powell

Services for Bennie Lee Alexander Powell, of Jayess, are 10 a.m.Wednesday, May 20, at Topeka Baptist Church in Jayess with burialin the Powell Family Cemetery in Jayess. Wilson Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 10 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Powell, 76, died May 16, 2009, at Forrest General Hospitalin Hattiesburg. She was born in Wetumpka, Ala., on June 30, 1932,to Clayton Alexander and Lessie Lee Robbins Alexander.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Topeka Baptist Churchin Jayess.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, JackAlexander; a sister, Darlene Alexander; and a brother-in-law, HughDean Thornhill.

Survivors are her husband, Charles Ray Powell; her sons, CharliePowell and wife, Wanda, Richie Powell and wife, Mary, and WaynePowell and wife, Genie, all of Jayess; her daughters, Pat Gummoeand husband, Will, of Vacaville, Calif., Marsha Everett andhusband, Al, of Jayess, Donna Small and husband, Mike, of Sontag,and Renee Smith and husband, Dale, of Jayess; her brothers,Randolph Alexander and wife, Linda, of Jayess, and Jesse Alexanderand wife, Jean, of Sontag; her sisters, Willie Ruth Thornhill andJo Thornhill and husband, Carrol, all of Jayess; a sister-in-law,Jeanette Alexander, of Jayess; her 21 grandchildren; her 32great-grandchildren with the promise of two more.