James Earl Powell of Nathalie passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. He was born in Halifax on Feb. 28, 1944 and was 76 years of age. He was the son of the late James H. Powell and the late Mary Conner Powell.

He attended Fork Baptist Church.

James Earl Powell is survived by his daughter, Donna Powell of North Carolina; his granddaughter, Caitlin Duncan of Nathalie; his former wife, friend and caregiver, Bernice C. Powell; siblings Elizabeth Shook of Keysville, Alice Jones of Drakes Branch, Shirley Seamster of Burkeville, Howard Powell of Nathalie and Louise Roberts of Nathalie; a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his children, Tammy Letterman and James “Buck” Powell; siblings Ida J. Powell, Eugene Powell, Albert Powell and Troy Powell.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For memorials, consider a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.