Barbara Louise Powell

Published 8:47 pm Sunday, August 25, 2019

RESCUE—Barbara Louise Powell, 74, of Rescue passed away on Aug. 23, 2019 at her residence.  She was the daughter of Fred Dewey Tester and Ruth Lucille Bruner Tester.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert Winton Powell Jr.; daughter, Susan Nino; grandchildren, Stacey, Brandon, Skyler and Ki’a; great-grandchildren, Braiden, Austin, Bella, Carter, Jakob, Nathan and Brandon; and her dog, Coty. Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by her father, and a son, Robert W. Powell III; and her dog Wookie.  “Nannie” loved her children and grandchildren, spending time with her family and was always willing to help anyone. 

The family will receive friends on Monday, Aug. 26, from 7-8 p.m. at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield. Burial will be private in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be registered at


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