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Etta Lee (Pruitt) Powell

September 14, 1933 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 86)


Etta Lee Pruitt Powell, 86, of Newton died Monday, March 9, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born September 14th, 1933 she was the daughter of Millard Neal Pruitt and Sylvia Bales Pruitt. 

The father of her children James Willard Powell Jr.; two daughters Julia Sellers of Newton, Lorrie Ann Cassell of Newton; a son James Willard Powell III of Newton; two sisters Patsy Doyle of Marion, Virginia, Suzie Pruitt of Hillsville, Virginia; a brother Denny Pruitt of Piney Creek; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren survive her.

In addition to her parents; two children; three sisters; and six brothers; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren preceded her in death.   

The funeral will be 11:00 am Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at Fresh Oil Ministries in Hickory with Rev. David Pettry and Rev. Tammy Pettry officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Newton.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 at Fresh Oil Ministries.  

Please sign the online guestbook at The Powell family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
March 11, 2020

6:00 PM
Fresh Oil Ministries

Funeral Service
March 12, 2020

11:00 AM
Fresh Oil Ministries

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