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Rebecca Jewell Powell

Rebecca Jewell Powell 83, a longtime Beggs resident died in Tulsa on Tuesday, October 13, 2004. Mrs. Powell was born in Honey Grove, Texas to Walter and Emma (McClure) Mason on April 15, 1921. She was employed by the Beggs Public Schools as the Cafeteria Manager until her retirement. Mrs. Powell was married to Mr. Bruce Powell for over 60 years. A son David Dearmond Powell, a brother Walter Mason a Sister Elizabeth Anderson and one grandchild Mia Witzel preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband Bruce Powell of the home, five daughters Cleta Driver of Tulsa, Ogretta Joy and husband Robert Witzel of Houston, TX, Carolyn Watson of Oklahoma City, OK, Shirley and husband Robert Thomas of St. Louis, MO, Violet and husband Wilbur Greene of Wilmington, NC, one son Christopher and wife Nikita Powell of Houston, TX, one sister Hattie Marie Powell of Beggs, OK, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 11 am at the First Baptist Church South in Beggs. Rev. Maurice Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in the Beggs Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs. Visitation will be on Friday 9 until 5:30 pm.