2014-02-17 / Obituaries

Rosie Powell

Rosie Lee Powell, 81, of Boiling Springs, N.C., went to be with the Lord on February 15, 2014.

Daughter of the late, Roy and Viola Rankin, Rosie was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church and was employed by The AmericInn in Boiling Springs. She was a very special Lady, loved by many but none more than her family. Mother of four daughters, one son, eight granddaughters, one grandson, four great-granddaughters and one great-great granddaughter, Rosie lead her family by example with strength, courage and love. She taught all her children to love each other unconditionally and to raise their children by the same standard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert F. Powell, Sr., son, Robert F. Powell, Jr., sister, Ruth Smith, brother, Eddie Rankin and son-in-law, Steve White.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Wyatt, and brother, Jerry Rankin of Gaffney; daughters, Rose Ann Daves and husband, Ted of Boiling Springs, N.C., Evelyn White of Boiling Springs, N.C., Mary Morris and husband, Mike of Gaffney, and Cecelia Hudson and husband, Rick of Casar, N.C.; granddaughters, Anna McDaniel and husband, Ben, Jessie Whicker and husband, Scott, Mandy White and husband, Josh, Racheal Haywood and husband, Jordan, Dawn Williams and husband, Trey, Katie Morris, Sierra Powell and Caitlin Powell; a grandson, Jeremy Powell; great granddaughters, Kara Mc- Daniel, Taylor White, Olivia White, and Zurie Haywood; and great-great granddaughter, Bella Mc- Daniel; along with several nieces and nephews, and her dog companion, Savannah.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. at the Cleveland Funeral Services. Graveside service will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park at 2:30 p.m. Officiating will be Dr. Jim Richardson and Rev. Paul Mc- Manus.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Cleveland County and ask that memorials be made to them at 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, NC 28150.

Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at www.clevelandfuneralservice.com

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