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Memorial Mass

Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Sunday November 17th, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Walter Powers

Walter Powers passed November 12, 2019. Born in Mulberry, Florida  August 7, 1921, Walter leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Joan Bushey Kepner Powers, daughter Anne Clendinen,  sons William Powers, Daniel Kepner, Dennis Kepner, 2 granddaughters, 6 grandsons, 2 great grandsons, 2 great granddaughters.

Walter had a lifetime in the newspaper business including news bureau director, newspaper reporter, and columnist. He also worked as a stringer for Time, LIFE, Sports Illustrated, and various other periodicals. He was director of community relations and of marketing in the medical field in the Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida area. His activities have included leadership in local Kiwanis Clubs, Florida and American Hospital Public Relations and Marketing, United Way, and American Cancer Society.

A Memorial service will be at 2:00 PM Sunday November 17, 2019 at Appalachian Funeral Home in Sylva. The family will receive friends prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Great Smokies Health Foundation, PO Box 176 Sylva, NC 28779 

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Dear Joan and Family, Sending loving thoughts and prayers to you Joan, and to all the family, May God wrap HIS arms around you and give you comfort during these difficult days. It was so good to see Walter at Father's party and to enjoy his teasing one last time. Even though I can't be there physically on Sunday my heart and my prayers will be with you. Love and prayers to all.

Pat PIckering Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Powers

Pat PIckering Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Joan and family. My heart goes out to all of you. Walter was a special man and will be missed by a lot of people. I always looked forward to seeing him at Mass. He always had a big smile for everyone. It will take time for us to get used to him not being there. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you in this sad time.

Fannie Wiggins Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Powers

Fannie Wiggins Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

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