James Homer Powell

Toccoa, GA — James Homer Powell, 86, husband of Lorene Edwards Powell, of 113 Cypress Court, Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Pruitt-Health Toccoa.


A native of Seneca, SC, Mr. Powell was the son of the late Joseph Guy and Daisy King Powell. He retired from Harpers 5 and Dime Store in Toccoa with over forty years of service. After retiring he worked at the Toccoa Record and Ace Hardware. Mr. Powell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Toccoa.


In addition to his wife, Mr. Powell is survived by his sons: Keith Powell (Kay) of Toccoa, GA and Steve Powell (Beth) of Rocky Face, GA; sister: Jerry Powell Tate; four grandchildren: LeighAnn Renner (Jason), Jenny Ritcey (Justin), Alex Powell and Kevin Powell; and five great-grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, Mr. Powell was preceded in death by his brother: Ray Powell.


A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 17, 2019, at Mountain View Cemetery in Seneca, SC.


The family will receive friends starting at 1:30 PM, Friday, May 17, 2019, in the foyer of The Bridge at the First Baptist Church of Toccoa. A memorial service will follow at 2:30 PM, in the chapel of the church.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Toccoa, Grow to Go Fund, 475 East Tugalo Street, Toccoa, GA 30577.


The family is at their respective homes.

Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.