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Wilbur T. Powell

Cerro Gordo


Wilbur T. Powell, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was the son of the late Clarence and China Strickland Powell and the husband of the late Mary Jane Ward Powell. He was also preceded in death by two siblings, Walter Gordon “Dock” Powell and Stoney Joe Powell.
He served as town councilman and mayor in Cerro Gordo for a total of 14 years and was employed by Cerro Gordo Gas and Oil Company for 40 years.
The family received friends Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. Final rites will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the funeral home with Revs. Jeff Stocks and Tim Moore officiating.  Interment will be  in Gowan Cemetery, Cerro Gordo.
He is survived by three daughters, Wanda P. Prevatte and Faye P. McPherson, both of Cerro Gordo and Maria P. Britt of Chadbourn; siblings, Exlee P. Norris of Mullins, S.C., Carrie P. Blackwell, Fannie P. Blackwell, Kitty P. Graves, all of Cerro Gordo; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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