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William Ray 'Billy' Powell

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METROPOLIS, Ill. - William Ray "Billy" Powell, age 68, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Kirkendall Cemetery in Massac County, Ill., with the Rev. Mike Shank officiating.

Billy is survived by his two daughters, Terri Abernathy and husband Jonathan, and Misty Powell, both of Metropolis; two sons, Billy Powell and Michael Powell, both of Metropolis; six grandchildren, Allison Powell of Minnesota, Kassy Horstman of Metropolis, Melaina Powell of Harrisburg, Ill., Katelyn Yates, Whitney Powell and Jamia Powell, all of Metropolis; one sister, Frances Holder of Metropolis; two brothers, Ralph Powell and wife Margaret of Metropolis and Jonny Powell and wife Pat of Vienna, Ill.; one half-sister, Margie Walton of Paducah, Ky.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Daisy (Davis) Powell; wife, Jody Powell; four brothers, Donald Powell, Jerry Powell, Omer Powell, and Marshall "Shorty" Powell.

There will be no visitation. Friends and family are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. to go to the cemetery in procession.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 226, Metropolis, IL 62960.

Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.

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