Raymond Elvin Powell, Sr. 71, of Appling, Ga went home to be with The Lord on March 13, 2021 after a long illness.The family will have a private funeral service. Visitation for friends and loved ones will be held at The Shepherd’s Church 6544 Cobbham Road Appling, Ga from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday March 27, 2021.Ray was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 18, 1950. Ray was married to Daisy Dianne Mixon Powell on June 12, 1971. They were married for 50 years.Ray worked as a firefighter for the Richmond County Fire Department from December 1981 to October 2003. He was very proud of being a firefighter and loved his firetrucks.Ray is survived by his wife Dianne and his four children, Susan (David) Cummings, Jeannie (Brian) Hankal, Joyce (Kevin) Shell, Ray (Nicole) Powell and his nine grandchildren Claire, Ethan, Katherine, Shelby, Nadia, Mariah, Wesley, Matthew and Zackary. He also leaves behind one beloved sister Barbara (Joey) Bryant of Summerville SC. Ray was proceeded in death by his parents Carl Raymond Powell and Peggy Murphy Powell.
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