To many folks he was "Mr. Arnoldsburg," one of the last of his generation living in
Rue L. Powell has died at the age of 94. Powell, until a short time ago, was still
active in the community, driving his car and fulfilling his role as a historian of the
He died Tuesday at Washington Manor in Parkersburg.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home
in Arnoldsburg with the Rev. Robert Shannon officiating. Interment will be in the
Hays-Haymaker Cemetery at Arnoldsburg.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening.
He is survived by a son, James H. Powell and his wife Barbara of Parkersburg,
and a daughter-in-law Iolene Powell of Chillicothe.
He is survived by three siblings, Amy Hathaway of Grantsville, Eva Burton of
Parkersburg and William G. Powell of St. Albans, WV.
Six grandchildren survive, Tammy Nichols of Mt. Zion. Robin Spangler of Avondale
PA, April Haught of Harrisville, William R. Powell of Durham NC, Jeffery Powell
of Nashua NH and Jennifer Diley of High Springs FLA. Also 10
He was the son of the late Lon and Mary Downs Powell.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Hays Powell, and a son William R.
Six siblings are deceased, Paul, Shirley, Virla Lona, Lucille, Emma Neal and