Mr. James Paul Powell, 93, of Christian City in Union City, was promoted to Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Powell, his son James D. Powell, his daughter, Juanita Coppedge, his parents, Leonard and Pearl Powell, his siblings, three brothers, Lacy D. Powell, Travis Powell and Joe Powell; three sisters, Elizabeth Powell, Ethel Lamey and Mary Lee Garrett.

He is survived by two sons, Roger and Sharon Powell, of McDonough, Paul and Ruby Powell, of Hogansville, one daughter, Marylon and Wayne Bruce, of Locust Grove, 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Powell proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands. He was a master plumber by trade and taught a Sunday School class for many years at South Metro Ministries Church of God in Sharpsburg.

The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6 until 8 p.m. and at the Fayette Family Church of God in Fayetteville on Friday, Jan. 11, from noon until 1 o’clock, prior to his service which will be at 1 p.m. at the church. Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home located at 681 North Avenue, Jonesboro, Ga. 30236 is in charge of the arrangements. 770-471-7171.