SIKESTON - Ameil J. Powell, 80, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:45 a.m. April 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Supply, Ark., son of the late Perry James and Mary Parlee Halliard Powell, he moved to Sikeston in 1974. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired from Southern Towing Company of Memphis, Tenn., and was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston.
On Oct. 23, 1956, he married Mary Martha McCormick who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Ameil J. "Jimmy" and Becky Powell of Charleston; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Janet and Michael McMillan, Karen Stallings and Mary F. "Doddie" and Ricky Vaughn of Sikeston and Peggy and Jim Jepsen of Charleston; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carol Lynn of Erwin, N.C.; one brother, Jimmy Poore of Sikeston; five sisters, Imo Cooper and Ruby Poore of East Prairie, Flo Welch and Gayle Nelson of St. Louis and Leatrice Orendoff of Jackson; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Melburn Powell, Otis Powell, Dempsey Powell and James Poore; and one grandson, Shannon Mascia.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. David Craig, pastor of Powerhouse of God Church of Sikeston, will officiate.
The Missouri Military Funeral Honor Guard will conduct graveside rites at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Henry Coffer, Eric Walker, Chester Hopper, Ricky Vaughn, Roy Miller and Jim Jepsen.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ameil J. "A.J." Powell III and Anthony Lee Stallings.