BLAKELY -- Mr. Lee Powell of 17381 S. Highland Ave., Arlington, GA., died early Monday morning, March 11, 2013 at the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, GA His funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 PM in the Arlington United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Puryear officiating. The active pallbearers will be Sean Avera, Vaughn Avera, Lance Avera, Ed Ellington, Kevin Wilkins and Jason Wilkins. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Powell was born July 12, 1928 in Arlington, GA to the late Oscar Powell and Cora Lee Johnson Powell. He received his Masters Degree in Education and was an educator and principal for several County School Systems and was Headmaster at Oaks Academy in Brinson, GA. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, member of the VFW Post in Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Lion's Club.

His survivors include his wife: Betty Avera Powell of Arlington, GA, 3 Sons: Raymond Lee Powell, Jr. & Angel of Bainbridge, GA, Christopher Torrey Powell & Shannon of Leesburg, GA and Joshua Joel Powell & Marcia of Thomasville, GA There are 5 Powell grandchildren: Dallas, Marianna, Marissa, Madison and Ethan.

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home

Blakely 229/723-3421