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Elsie Powell Owen

April 6, 1924 — April 24, 2019

Elsie Powell Owen

Elsie Powell Owen of South Boston, VA passed away April 24, 2019.  She was born in Halifax County on April 6, 1924 and was 95 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late George Cleveland Powell and the late Eva Bliss Powell. 


She was a member of Scottsburg Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years.  She loved music and playing the guitar and singing. Dearly loved her daughter and grandchildren.


Elsie P. Owen is survived by:

Her Daughter

Lynda O. Spencer and husband Harold of South Boston

One Granddaughter

Natalie Spencer Torrence and husband Kevin of Scottsburg

Two Great Grandson

Preston Spencer Seamans of Scottsburg

Lleyton Isaac Burkholder of Scottsburg


Margaret D. Canada of South Boston

Mary Lee Smith of Scottsburg

Host of Nieces and Nephews


***Preceded in death by***


Vena Watts, Luther Powell, Pauline Hancock, Dorothy Lacks, Hallie Hackney, Joe Wilson Powell, Lanier Canada, Joseph Powell, Alton Powell, Lillian Smith and Calvin “Runt” Powell.


A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Daryl Hancock and Rev. Kermit Evans officiating. Burial to follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.


The family will receive friends Saturday, from 10:00 until 10:45A.M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, 1023 Shady Lane, South Boston, VA.

 For memorials please consider Scottsburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 85, Scottsburg, VA 24589 or a charity of your choice.

 Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:00 - 10:45am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

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