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Betty Powell


September 11, 2017

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Betty Powell

Betty Powell, 79, passed away peacefully at The Oaks of Brevard Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

She was born March 4, 1938 in Rosman to William Glenn and Mary Emmalee Galloway and was married to her husband of 30 years, Walter Mire Powell.

She leaves behind three sons, Billy Powell and wife, Bobbi, Karl Powell and a close family friend, Shirley Young and Tony Powell; two daughters, Sharon Owen and husband, Keith and Susan T. Powell and a close family friend, Christine Willing-ham; grandchildren, Ashley Owen Poplin and husband, Sam, Nicole Owen, Keith D. Owen Jr. and wife, Elise and Benjamin Powell and wife, Naomi; great-grandchildren, Rylee and Jacob Poplin; brother, Bill Galloway and wife, Linda; sisters, Edith McCall and close friend, Dayton Burchfield and Delores Chadwick; and an array of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Diann Owen.

She fellowshipped when she was able at several of the local churches including East Fork Baptist, Middle Fork Baptist and Glady Branch Baptist.

She was an artist. She loved to draw and was well known for her handmade quilts. She was sassy, yet sweet and always full of spunk right up until God called her home. May she rest in peace.

The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Burial was in Whitmire Cemetery in Rosman.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.


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