Barbara Alice Powell
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Barbara Alice Smith Powell, 80, of Hattiesburg, MS.
She died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Asbury Hospice House.
Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.
Mrs. Powell was a "Charity Girl" graduate of South MS Charity Hospital of Laurel, MS. She served as President of the SMCH Alumni Association and authored two books about the nursing school's history. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from USM. Mrs. Powell had a 50 year nursing career that included the MS State Dept. of Health, Forrest General Hospital, USM Student Health Services, and Gulfport Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by Sidney G. Powell, MS Highway Patrol; one brother, Theodore G. Smith; parents, Singleton, Sr. and Maxine Casey Smith.
She is survived by two sons, Douglas G. Powell (Gina) of Coraopoils, PA and P. Mark Powell (Leigh Ann) of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter, Alice P. Taylor (Larry) of Brandon, MS; one sister, Yvonne Smith Fairley of Lumberton, MS; one brother, Singleton Smith, Jr. of West Boylston, MA; eight grandchildren: Justin, Ryan, Keaton, Natalie, Lana, James, Faith, and Bethany.
Memorials may be made to Asbury Foundation, Asbury Hospice House, 304 S. 40th Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.
Visitation will begin at 11:30 AM Thursday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.