Doris L.?Powell 1924-2013

EDISON, N.J. – Doris Lee Powell, 89, of Edison, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Brighton Gardens of Edison Assisted Living Home.

She was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Roanoke, Va., the daughter of the late Wilton E. Boyd and Pearl Ann Simmons Boyd.

Prior to moving to Edison, Doris was a resident of Newton Falls since 1936, formerly of Alliance. She retired in 1991 after 30 years as a administrative assistant at Terex, a division of General Motors.

Doris was a member of the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star Chapter OES 79, and did volunteer work for several different organizations. She loved to travel and listen to music.

Memories of Doris will be carried on by her loving family, her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Powell of Metuchen, N.J.; her sister and brothers-in-law, Richard Glass of Champion, Paul and June Powers of Richmond, Va., and Kayrl Ferrone of Sagamore Hills; brother, Samuel Boyd of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roger Thomas Powell Jr.; two sisters, Barbara Rood and Betty Glass, and three brothers, Wilton, Drue and Ralph Boyd.

Funeral services will be held noon Monday at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church with calling hours two hours prior to service time from 10 a.m. to noon. Doris will be laid to rest in Newton Falls Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440.

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