Charles Vernon Powers, age 87, died on May 9, 2013 in the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born in Wake County on April 11, 1926, he was the son of the late John Wesley and Nannie Bell Gooch Powers. He was also preceded in death by his wife Elsie Brady Powers and his sister Ruby Tysor. Mr. Powers was retired from the US Merchant Marines.
A graveside service will be held Monday, May 13 at 11:00 AM in the cemetery at Branch Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Rickey Evans officiating.
Surviving are a step-daughter Connie Brackett of Raleigh; step-grandson Jason Boatright; sister-in-laws and brothers-in-law Barbara and Clarence Barbour of Kenly, Sammy and Earlene Brady of Youngsville; nephews Larry and Ozzie Tysor; nieces Carol Tysor and Sherry Barnes; and great nephew Zachery Barnes.
Memorial contributions may be made to the SECU Hospice House, PO Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577 or Branch Chapel FWB Church, 7438 NC 96 N, Selma, NC 27576.