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Eddie Mitchell Powell

May 12, 1943 — August 28, 2021

Eddie Mitchell Powell

Mr. Eddie Mitchell Powell of South Boston, VA passed away at the home of his son Jeff ad Michele Powell of Alton, VA with them by his side on Saturday, August 28, 2021.  He was born in Halifax County on May 12, 1943 and was 78 years old.  He was the son of the late Eddie Hampton Powell Sr. and the late Helen Mitchell Powell.  Eddie was a member of First Baptist Church and was the owner of Powell Motor Company in South Boston from which he retired in 1992. He was a member of the South Boston Lions Club and American Legion Post 8. He was an avid golfer and truly loved the game.  His second passion was motorcycles.  He loved his children and grandchildren very much.  He was a great story teller and had a great sense of humor.  He had a special and unique way of touching peoples’ lives that left an everlasting mark on them. 

Survivors include:
One son
Jeffrey Powell and wife Michele of Alton, VA
Two daughters
Elizabeth P. Furmidge and husband Dwayne of Wilmington, NC
Kathryn P. Osterhout and husband Brett of Midlothian, VA
Two sisters
Jean P. Church and Betsy Anderson of South Boston, VA
Four grandchildren
Tommy Powell of South Boston, VA
Claire Furmidge of Wilmington, NC
Anna Osterhout of Midlothian, VA
Maggie Osterhout of Midlothian, VA
Special nephew
Edwin “Chuck” Church and wife Kersten of South Carolina
Special niece
Pamela Church Hall of South Carolina

Former wife and close friend
Nancy Glass Powell of Midlothian, VA

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Hampton Powell Jr.


A private funeral service will be held at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garrett Bowman and Rev. Susan Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Betsy P. Anderson and Jean Church, 1171 Dan River Baptist Church Rd., Halifax, VA

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Sentara Halifax regional Hospice for their care and concerns for him.  Also a special thanks to nurses Kelly, Estella, Tara, and Pam for their professionalism and the great care they provided.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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