This is the unedited research and genealogical collection of Geneva Suggs Swain donated by Carroll Ray Ellis.




Claude Powers

     November 4, 1987

  Claude “Snook” Powers, 68, 570 Bryan Road, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tarpley’s Chapel with the Rev. John Stiles officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

  Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at Tarpley’s.

  Mr. Powers was born July 4, 1913, in Montgomery County, the son of the late Clay and Bertha Nesbitt Powers.

  He was a retired Fort Campbell Civil Service employee, a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a naval veteran of World War II. He also was a mem­ber of the Masonic Lodge of Clark­ston, Mich., the American Legion, Scottish Rite and York Rites and was a Shriner.

  Surviving him are his widow, Lu­cille Shearon Powers; a son, Claude W. Powers, Nashville; a daughter, Julia Poindexter, New­ark, Ohio; two brothers, Barney Powers and Louis W. Powers, both of Memphis; four sisters, Mabel Hicks, Clarksville, Minnie Lee Voigt, Plainfield, N.J., Geneva Smith, Charlevoix, Mich., and Catherine Birdwell, Camarillo, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

  Pallbearers will be Gary Com­perry, Russell Powers, Perry Mur­phy, Clifton Bumpus, Houston Wade, Walter Head, Louis W. Powers and Barney Powers.

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