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06/02/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Carleton Powell

Carleton Branch Powell
(d. 31 May 2013)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1950

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday morning.    Carleton Powell, Class of @ 1950, passed away in Newport News on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the age of 80. 

From the Daily Press - 06/02/13:

                        Carleton B. Powell
      NEWPORT NEWS - Carleton Branch Powell, 80, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013, surrounded by his family.

He was a native of Warrenton, NC and moved to Newport News at an early age, graduating from Newport News High School and Virginia Commonwealth University. He also served in the United States Air Force.

He retired in 1992 from Newport News Shipbuilding, completing 31 years of service. He was an active member of Hilton Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School in the Children's Department for over 30 years.

Carleton was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eulalia Powell; his brother, John B. Powell; his sister, Christine Elmore; and a grandson, Nicholas Powell.

Carleton Powell

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Myrna Anne; son Carl (Dawn) and their children, September and Madison Powell, Jeremy, Ashley and Michael Oblein, and a grandchild, Anilah Oblein; son John (Jane) and their children, Kate and Elisabeth; and a sister Dorothy Elwell (Tom).

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 2, 2013 at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Monday, June 3, 2013 at Hilton Baptist Church with Pastor Lynwood Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hilton Baptist Church, 101 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601. Condolences may be left at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from June 1 to June 2, 2013.
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June 01, 2013

Myrna and Family, so sorry to hear of Carleton's passing. I never connected not seeing him on his walks with sickness.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

~ Billy and JoAnn Hudgins

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Powell family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

It Is Well with My Soul

Words by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873
Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1876

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious tho't:
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
"Even so" it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

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