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Hazel Powell Elliott

October 29, 1937 - November 29, 2019

Visitation Services

4-8 p.m. Saturday, November 30

Mrs. Elliott’s home

2 p.m. Sunday, December 1

Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
1919 Reedy Creek Rd
Freeman, VA 23856

Hazel Powell Elliott, 82, of Freeman, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019.

She was the widow of A. G. Elliott, Sr. and was also preceded in death by her son, A. G. Elliot, Jr. “Artie” and brothers, Joe Powell and Nelson Powell.

Mrs. Elliott is survived by her daughter, Brenda Bowen; grandchildren, Wayne Bowen (Mary Beth), Taylor Bowen, Blake Bowen (Hannah) and Justin Adams (Kathryn); great-grandchildren, Ava, Emily, Brayden and Adalyn; sister, Louise Joyner (Stanley); brothers, Frank Powell (Louise), H. T. Powell Glenda), Walter Powell (Marie), Edward Powell, Jr. (Carolyn) Lonnie Powell (Joyce), Wilson Powell (Kenny) and Kenneth Powell Linda and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Mrs. Elliott’s home 4-8 p.m. Saturday, November 30. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 1 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1919 Reedy Creek Rd, Freeman, Virginia 23836.

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