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Hubert J. Powell VALDESE Hubert Jackson Powell, 82, of Valdese, departed this life to his heavenly home Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the N.C. State Veterans Home in Salisbury. Mr. Powell was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Burke County, to the late Horace Richard Powell and Cordelia Powell. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran during the Korean Conflict and worked many years in sales for WMNC Radio, was a teacher for Burke County Public Schools and retired as an inspector with Western Steer/Mom & Pop's. He was an avid baseball player, had a scholarship to Baylor University and graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University. In addition to his love of playing baseball, he was an avid golfer and deer and rabbit hunter. Hubert was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where until recently he sang in the church choir, taught Sunday school and held various leadership positions in the church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jo Williams Powell; one daughter, Elaine Powell Reed; one granddaughter, Brooke Danielle Powell; and his brothers and sisters, Harold, Hilda, Hedrick, and Hazel. Survivors include one son, Darwin Powell and wife, Robin, of Valdese; one daughter, Danita Corkhum and husband, Geoffrey, of Charlotte; grandchildren, Allyson Reed, Samuel Powell, Andrew Corkhum and Sarah Corkhum; one brother, Horace Powell of Morganton; and one sister, Helena Powell of Drexel. Also surviving are three devoted friends, J.C. Lowdermilk, Gene Page and Oren Frye. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Christ United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Revs. Amy Freeze and Bobby Hallyburton. The family will receive friends Tuesday following the memorial service, at Christ United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 2314 Starnes St., Morganton, NC 28655. An online guest book and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com. Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Powell family.

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