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Vivian Whitten Powell

Vivian Pauline Whitten PowellLaurensVivian Pauline Whitten Powell peacefully entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving children on April 12, 2019, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community. Vivian was born on July 8, 1932, in Laurens, South Carolina to the late John Austin Whitten and Henrietta Williams Whitten. She was preceded in death by the love of her life Charles C. Powell, Sr. Vivian is survived by a daughter, Henrietta Powell Hall; sons Charles Coleman Powell, Jr. (Wanda), George C. Powell (Marlynn), and John M. Powell (Teresa); 15 grandchildren, Melanie, Michelle, Seth, Hannah Vivian, Rebekah, Corrie, Anna Joe, Isaac, Bryce, Shannon, Krystal, Chad, Kara, Ashley, and Austin; 10 great-grandchildren, Bryson, Mallory, Hailey, Damiean, Charles, Daphne, Donovan, Asher, Sophia, and Simon.Vivian enjoyed cooking, baking, visiting with her friends, and spending time with her family. She never met a stranger and she treated everyone like family. Vivian was employed for many years at the Laurens Shirt Plant and later at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center until her retirement. She was a born again Christian who loved her Lord and Savior. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the loving care given by the Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00PM on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Martha Franks Rasor Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 2:00PM in Martha Franks Rasor Chapel. A private family interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, #5000 Greenville, SC 29601 or Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community, 1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, SC 29360. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Vivian Whitten Powell please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Forest Lawn Cemetery
765 East Main Street
Laurens, SC, 29360


APR 17. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Martha Franks Rasor Chapel

1 Martha Franks Drive

Laurens, SC


APR 17. 2:00 PM (EDT)

Martha Franks Rasor Chapel

1 Martha Franks Drive

Laurens, SC

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Dear Family, George, JohnDad asked me to pull up the website and we are very saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. Mom and Dad expressed that I share their greatest condolences to you and their apologies they were unable to attend. May God in His great Love and Peace comfort you all in His abundant arms of mercy. You and your families will be in our prayers.All our Love,Rev. James and Christine HamiltonJohnna Zambrano

Johnna Zambrano Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow. Jerry and Carolyn Mundy

Jan McCartney Apr 17 2019 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Just know you are all in our prayers. Love you very much.

Howard & Helen Emmons Apr 16 2019 12:00 AM

Marie Patterson sent a virtual gift in memory of Vivian Whitten Powell

Marie Patterson Apr 15 2019 12:00 AM

John I am so sorry to hear of your sweet mother`s passing, may God give you and all her family they need at this time God bless you all.

Marie Patterson Apr 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vivian Powell

Tricia Mathews Doolittle Apr 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vivian Powell

LOWINSKI, Karen and Ernie Apr 15 2019 12:00 AM

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