Roberta Belle Powell
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Roberta Belle Powell, 70, a longtime resident of Riceville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Charleston, on August 6, 1944, a daughter of the late Sam Womac and Lillian Walker Womac Waddell.

She was of the Baptist faith attended Sanford Baptist Church. She loved gardening, taking care of her flowers, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She lived life to the fullest and was always willing to help anyone she found in need.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, J. B. Powell; siblings: Billy Ray “Bill” Womac, Jessie Pannel “Tommy” Womac, Jerry Glenn Womac and Samuel Mark “Bo” Womac Jr.; and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Womack.

She leaves to cherish her memory two children: Tracey Lynn Powell and his wife, Lacey, and Stacey Dixon and her husband, Danny; five grandchildren: Brandon, T.J. and Alahna Powell and Jaxon and Haden Dixon: siblings: Clifford Lee Womac (Mary), Taylor Eugene “Gene” Womack, James Allen “Jimmy” Womac, Linda Ann Jones (Charles), Joan Ellen Saunders (Jack), Lon Arnold “Lonnie” Womac and Carl Edward “Eddie” Womac: sisters-in-law: Cora Lee Womac, Carol Womac, Judy Womac and Laura Womac; and a special aunt, Lena Walker Ballew; and other extended family members, church family and a host of special friends.

A celebration of her life is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Sanford Baptist Church, County Road 50, in Riceville with the Rev. Ross Heinricy officiating.

Interment will follow in the Womac Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from noon until the 2 p.m. service time.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Berta and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Powell family with the arrangements.