Thursday, January 9, 2014

Timmonsville mourns the passing of Mildred Powers as we celebrate her life of service

Mildred Alexander Powers, 86, of Hill Street in Timmonsville died in Agape Senior Care, Lexington, SC, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. 

Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Timmonsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating.  The family will speak to visitors and friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. before the service at the church.                             

Timmonsville United Methodist Church on
the corner of  Brockington St and Byrd St
Interment will follow in Byrd Cemetery in Timmonsville.

Mildred was born in the Philadelphia Community of Darlington County, the daughter of the late Joseph K. Sr. and Frances Hancock Alexander.

She was a member of Timmonsville United Methodist Church. She sang in the church choir for 50 years, the Chancel Choir, she was a member of the Hand Bell Choir, taught Sunday School, was a member of the United Methodist Women of the Church.

Byrd Cemetery on Layton Circle off
of US HWY 76 west in Timmonsville
She held a position on the Administrative Council, was former vice-president of the UMW. She was a youth group leader of the "World Friendship Girls."

She was a member of the Timmonsville Book Club. Mildred enjoyed oil painting, water colors, cooking and most music. 

Mildred worked for the Palmetto Center as the Admittance Counselor before retiring. 

Mildred was the wife of the late Edgar R. Powers. Surviving her are two daughters, Donna (Bill) Jerman, Lexington, SC, Sandy (Greg) Joye, Irmo, SC; four grandchildren, Wynn (Dana) Corley, Jonathan (Danyele) Gardner, Brooke (Will) Anthony and Kyle Joye; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and 50 nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Timmonsville United Methodist Church, c/o Karen Keels, 1516 Pinehurst Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161.

 Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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