Ralph C. “Rip” Powell, Sr
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Augusta, GA – Ralph C. “Rip” Powell, Sr, 84, husband of 60 years of Mary C. “Bootsie” Powell, of Mike Padgett Hwy, entered into rest Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at University Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 11:00 AM, from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Pastor Robert Driggers, Pastor Bruce Flowers, Reverend Jeremy Daley, and Reverend Sterling Bargeron officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Powell, son of the late Grover Cleveland and Emmie Mary Sullivan Powell, lived all of his life in Richmond County. He was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church and was a Contractor. He was a charter member of the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in the D-Day invasion during World War II. For his efforts he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He was preceded in death by his son, Marvin Powell, his grandson, Dee Oellerich, his brothers, Allen Powell, and Richard Edward Powell, and his sisters, Ola Banks, Bernice Powell, Mary Hayes, Marjorie P. Sexton, and Ellen P. Moore.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, R.C. Powell, of Augusta, his daughter and son in law, Donna and Dee Oellerich, of Hephzibah, his daughter in law, Patricia F. Powell, of Augusta, his nephew, Douglas Moore, of Hephzibah, his grandchildren, Trey Powell, Heather Powell Guilfoyle, Wil Powell, Maria Daley, and Heidi Oellerich; and his great grandchildren, Caitlyn Guilfoyle, Hunter Guilfoyle, and Ruth Daley.
Pallbearers will be Don Powell, David Powell, Bennie Chavous, Bobby Brady, Bill O’Brien, and Dwayne Carter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Walker, Franklin Toole, Bobby Martin, Walter Brantley, Ronnie Strength, Garrett Fulcher, Charlie Webster, and Grady Sparks.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Pine Hill Baptist Church, 4233 Old Waynesboro Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815.
The family will receive friends Friday, January 15, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.