Joseph “J.E.” Powell

DARLINGTON – Joseph E. “J.E.” Powell, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at New Prospect Church Cemetery on Sheminally Road in Hannah Community. The family received friends Friday from 6-8 at Belk Funeral Home. J.E. was born on April 12, 1933; he was the son of the late Liston H. Powell and Sadie Belle Jones Powell. He retired from the South Carolina Highway Patrol and was a member of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Association. J.E. was a member of Central Baptist Church in Darlington. Surviving are his grandsons, Joey (Mandy) Driggers and Bobby (Cayci) Driggers; a granddaughter, Cassie (Andrew) Brown; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Robbie, Reese, Anna-Claire, and Hunter; and his sister, Sherill Tyler of Lake City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Ard Powell; son, Jeffrey Powell; daughters, Susan McRae and Diane Driggers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hebron Colony Ministry, 356 Old Turnpike Rd., Boone, NC 28607; or A guestbook is available online at

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