Margaret Arledge Powell, 94, of Laurel, died Wednesday, September 4, 2019, peacefully at her home. She was born on March 5, 1925, in Neshoba County.

Visitation will be at 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019, at the chapel of First Baptist Church in Laurel, with burial to follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Laurel. Brother Randy Turner will officiate.

Mrs. Powell loved her family and her church. She and Mr. Powell were long time members of First Baptist Church and Highland Baptist Church of Laurel.

Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, William C. Powell; her father, Finous M. Arledge; her mother, Evelyn Talbert Arledge; her sister, Mildred Arledge Baumer; and her brother, William L. Arledge.

Survivors include her sisters, Marie Roberts and Gertrue Wansley (Hugh), both of Laurel; her sons, David Powell (Cassie) of Laurel and Paul Powell (Sue) of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren, Kati Powell, Jake Powell (Aly), Lauren Powell, Lexie Smith and Anna Claire Smith.

Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book, visit

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