Barbara Ann Smith Powers


Barbara Ann Smith Powers, 70, of Athens, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, at Huntsville Hospital. Barbara was born December 18, 1948, in Wyndotte, MI, to Ernest H. Smith and Viola Fancher Smith.
Graveside services for Barbara are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Pleasant Point Cemetery with Tom Pepper officiating. Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home.
She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Powers Graham (Jay) and Eydie Powers Owens (Scott); honorary daughter, Melissa Powers Self (Franklin); grandchildren, Cheyanne Owens Adams (Dylan) and Bayle Owens (Kayla); great-granddaughter, Kinsley Owens; sisters, Grace Smith Bryngelson, Helen Smith Bullington, Mildred Smith Venable and Gail Smith Simpson; honorary sisters, Robbie Powers (Joe), Lawanda Fox and Linda Brady; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl (Ray) Powers; sisters, Ernestine Smith Nolan and Linda Smith Simpson; brothers, Wilburn S. (Pete) Smith and Carl E. Smith; great-grandson, Colton E. Adams; grand-puppy, Fox Graham.
On the day that she was born, she was one of the best gifts this world had ever got. She made the world a better place and was truly the most selfless person anyone had ever met.
Pallbearers are Doug Owens, Trevor Clark, Austin May, Bayle Owens, Kenneth Fox, Dexter Green, Junior Wayne Coffman and Tim Holland.
Published on January 7, 2019
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