Ethel Hardy Powers
Ethel Hardy Powers
  • October 11, 1927 - September 13, 2017
  • Lynchburg, Virginia

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Ethel Hardy Powers, 89, of Lynchburg, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at The Elms in Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Elton Owen Powers.

Born October 11, 1927 in Danville, Ethel was the daughter of the late Jesse Howard Hardy and Ida Summerlin Hardy and was also preceded in death by a brother, Jesse H. Hardy and a sister, Nellie H. Thompson. She was retired from Leggett / Belk and was a member of Blue Ridge Community Church.

Ethel is survived by a brother, R. Thomas Hardy (Barbara) of Richmond; a sister, Evie H. Reynolds (Curtis) of Danville and numerous special nieces, nephews and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Highland Burial Park in Danville with Pastor Jonathan Hilliard officiating.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Moffett Memorial Baptist Church, 1026 N. Main Street, Danville, VA 24540.

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Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Timberlake Chapel is serving the family.