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Jean (Paul) PowellOctober 4, 1918 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 98)
Mrs. Jean Paul Powell, 98 of Laurinburg, NC, formerly of Clinton, NC, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Scotland Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Powell was born October 4, 1918 in New Jersey to the late Robert and Mabel Paul.
She is preceded in death by her husband Dr. Julius Benjamin Powell, DDS, a brother Albert Paul and a sister Ethel P. Sampson.
Mrs. Powell was a member of Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clinton, NC and also associate member of Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. She attended Goucher College and graduated from Campbell University. She received her Master’s Degree in English from Duke University. She retired as a teacher from Clinton High School and was named NC Teacher of the Year for the 1983/1984 school year. As Teacher of the Year, Jean proposed to the State Board of Education and the NC General Assembly the creation of the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching. NCCAT has provided enrichment training for thousands of NC teachers and serves as a wonderful legacy for Mrs. Powell.
She is survived by 3 sons, Dr. John L. Powell (Caroline) of Wrightsville Beach, NC; Dr. Robert N. Powell (Frances) of Elizabeth City, NC; Peter E. Powell (Martha) of Raleigh, NC; her daughter Jean E. Powell of Raeford, NC, 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 7-8pm Friday, May 19, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Scotia Village, 2200 Elm Street, Laurinburg, NC.
A graveside service will be held 4:00pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Clinton City Cemetery. The family will receive friends also after the service at the gravesite.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NCCAT, 276 NCCAT Dr., Cullowhee, NC 28723, or www.nccat.org.
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