Pearl Virginia (Gribble) Powell

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Pearl Virginia (Gribble) Powell left this earth at her family home in Shawnee, Oklahoma, October 8, 2017. Born August 22, 1929, near Harjo, Oklahoma, she was 88 years old.

Virginia grew up on the family farm, near Harjo, OK and graduated from Harjo School, in 1947. In 1949, she married Lewis Powell and gave birth to and raised five children while helping with the family paint contracting business and performing the duties of a full time housewife.

She loved to fish and the family spent a lot of time camping, boating and hunting. She attended the Church of God, Shawnee, as her brother Lloyd Gribble was the pastor.

Preceding her were her parents, Abijah and Eva Ester “Essie” (Gaddy) Gribble, husband, Lewis S. Powell Jr., brothers, Aaron Gribble and Lloyd Gribble and a daughter, Vicki Diana Wofford.

She is survived by her son, Frankie L. Powell of Atoka, OK, three daughters, Cynthia Pearl Wright of Shawnee, OK; Lisa Sharon Mavity of Cashion, OK; Debrorah Sue Stithem of Del City, OK; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She also has many cousins in Georgia and Florida.

Mrs. Powell will be interred next to her husband at Cummings Cemetery, Maud, OK.

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