Louis Patrick Powell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Louis Patrick Powell, Jr., 48, of Rapids Ct., entered into rest Saturday October 11, 2008 at University Hospital. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 11:00 A.M. in the Rowland Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Swain officiating. Interment will be in Pineview Memorial Park. Mr. Powell was a lifelong resident of Augusta and North Augusta. He was a member of IBEW Local #1579 as well as a member of Warren Baptist Church. His family wishes to thank his extended family at VMA of Augusta, Dr. Shay, Dr. Allen and their teams for their love, care and support through the years of his kidney disease. Survivors include his mother, Lois Powell of North Augusta; a son, Britt Powell, of Augusta; two sisters, Sharon Melton (Mark), of North Augusta and Lisa Powell, of Vidalia, Ga; a nephew, Nicholas Melton; a niece, Olivia Melton and his uncle, Doyle Powell, of Athens, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis P. Powell, Sr. Pallbearers will be Aubrey Morris, Craig Hall, Mike Whitaker, Ray Fitzgerald, Ricky Creech and Noel LeSeueur. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6:00 to 8:00. Memorials may be made to The American Kidney Fund 7315 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814. Visit the online registry at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com . Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle-October 13, 2008