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Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 20, 1930, for R. B. POWELL, 78, who died at the family home near Joaquin Sunday, following a stroke of paralysis.  He is survived by his wife: two sons, G.M. and Ceral(Cyril) Powell of Joaquin: two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Spivey of Henderson and Mrs. Kelly Reynolds of this vicinity.

**  Reprinted from The Champion  Oct. 29, 1930                                                                                                        **  Submitted by Jane Keppler gr-granddaughter


Cyril A. Powell, 80, of Joaquin died April 18.  Services were held at 2 P.M. April 20 at the Joaquin Baptist Church with the Revs. Floyd Lawson and Jackie Corbitt officating.  Burial was in the Joaquin Cemetery.  Surviving are his widow: two son, Wright Patman Powell of Port Arthur and Jim Dick Powell of Hallsville, three daughters, Mrs. Geneva Falconer of Longview, Mrs. Ruth Hogan of Conroe and Mrs. Jo Ann Irish of Crosby: 12 grandchildren, and two grandchildren.

**Reprinted from The Champion                                                                                                                         ** Submitted by Jane Keppler   granddaughter

Jim Dick Powell

Jim Powell Obituary

Funeral services for Jim Dick Powell, 78, of Longview, Texas will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Lakeview Funeral Home, Rev. Tim Lindsey officiating.
Dick was born, December 24, 1937, in Joaquin, Texas, to Cyril A. and Mamie Louise Bridges Powell and passed away August 17, 2016 in Longview, Texas.

Dick proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He loved to farm and always had a garden, he loved to fish, and sing. Dick never met a stranger, if he did he would cut up with them and win them over in a matter of minutes.
He loved to visit with anyone. He retired as a machinist.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Pat Powell, Fred Powell, Eugene Powell, and a sister, Joann Irish. 
Dick leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Barbara T. Powell, son, Michael Powell, sisters, Geneva Falconer and Ruth Hogan, step-daughter, Cindy Songer and husband Russell Dale, step-sons, Alton Bryant and Foster Bryant, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm before the service.

Funeral Service:

Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm  Lakeview Funeral Home  5000 West Harrison Road, Longview, TX 75604 | (903) 759-9493

** submitted by Jane Keppler niece



Funeral Services for Mrs. MAMIE LOUISE POWELL, 82 of Joaquin, were held at 10 A.M. Saturday, January 24, 1987 in Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Furman McCann and the Rev. Edward Williams officiated and burial was in Joaquin Cemetery.  She died January 22, 1987 in Conroe Memorial Hospital.  Born May 22, 1904 in Louisiana her parents were Jim Bridges and Nannie Ragan Bridges.  Survivors are three daughters, Geneva Falconer, Longview, Ruth Hogan, Conroe and JoAnn Irish of Willis; two sons, Pat Powell, Port Arthur and Dick Powell of Hallsville; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Nettie Chambers, Dallas, Bertie Woods, Houston, Gavie Blankenship, Dallas and Della Mae Mondy of Dallas; two brother, Ralph Bridges and George Bridges both of Dallas; also a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Webb Dean, Lonnie Buchanan, James H. Register, Dennis Freeman, Dale Freeman and J. T. Wise.  

**Reprinted from The Champion                                                                                                                          ** submitted by Jane Keppler   granddaughter

Wright "Pat" Powell back to top PORT ARTHUR - Wright "Pat" Powell, 72, of Port Arthur passed away on Sunday morning, March 6, 2005 at his home. He was born in Joaquin, Texas on June 17, 1932 to Cyril and Mamie Powell. He has been resident of Port Arthur since 1955. Pat served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Texaco as an operator in the Chemical Division after 36 years of service. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Port Arthur.

Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home with Dr. Ray Meador and Rev. Raymond Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Virgie Eileen Powell of Port Arthur; his daughter, Patricia Powell of Port Arthur; his son, Charles Powell and his wife, Phyllis of Kingsport, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Jason and Adam Powell both of Hallsville, Texas, Emily Plunkett of Kingsport, Tennessee and Sara Plunkett of Tyler, Texas. He is also survived by his sisters, Geneva Falconer of Longview, Texas, Ruth Hogan of Conroe, Texas and Jo Ann Irish of Willis, Texas; his brother, Jim Dick Powell of Hallsville, Texas along with nieces and nephews.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Baptist Church in his memory. 5200 W. Parkway Groves, Texas 77619
(409) 962-8336  
submitted by Jane Keppler  niece


Born at home on September 10, 1933 in Joaquin, Shelby County TX to Cyril and Mamie Powell, Ruth was the fifth of seven children.

Brothers Eugene, Fred. Pat and Dick and sister JoAnne along with parents precede Ruth in death.  

Times were hard on this farming family during these depression years.  Many days Ruth was sent to school at age 4 and 5 with Geneva, Fred and Pat because she was too little to work in the fields with parents.  Mostly it was Geneva that took care of her because she was the oldest. As Ruth got older, she would have to milk 2 cows before she caught the bus at 7:00 while Geneva had kitchen chores.

She skipped the 3 & 5th grade and graduated high school at 16 years old.

At age 18, Ruth would have a very short lived marriage that bring life to daughter Jane.  By age 20, Ruth had found the man she would spend the next 57 years with until his death in 2010, James Hogan and to this union came daughter Kay and son Buddy.

After retiring from the Willis School district, she was very active in the Friendship Center, the VFW, and loved to go gambling in Louisiana. 


Jane and  husband Rev. Mike Keppler 

Kay and husband Lonnie Buchanan 

James Jr. (Buddy)


Two granddaughters, Amy and Robin and 4 great- grandchildren, Cierra, Kayla, Brandon and Nevets.   A great-great granddaughter, Emma.  One sister, Geneva Falconer of Longview and many nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be at Thursday, Oct 19 at ญญญญ10 AM and funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, TX with interment to follow in the Garden Park Cemetery.   The family wishes to acknowledge the Bastrop Nursing Center for the care Ruth received the past 23 months of her life.


Minister: The Reverend Mike Keppler, son-in-law of Ruth Hogan.


Pallbearers: Johnnie Morrow, Charles Loggins, Brandon Loggins, Daniel Irish, Stephen Irish, Robert Doughty and Preston Smith


Name Birth Death Birthplace


Cyril A. POWELL 3/28/1897 4/18/1977 Shelby Co TX f=Richard B. POWELL
m=Sarah E. HART
md=Mamie L.

Buried  in Shelby Co. TX
Richard B. POWELL 12/14/1855 10/10/1930 Jasper Co. TX f=Richard E. POWELL
m=Mary Ann GAY

md=Sarah E. HART
buried in Shelby Co.,TX
Richard E. POWELL 11/12/1812 11/25/1880 VA f=James William POWELL
m=Nancy LEE
md=Mary Ann GAY
Buried in Jasper Co. TX
James William POWELL ? ? ? ?






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