Ryland Powers

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 26, 2009

Ryland E. Powers
FRANKLIN—Ryland E. “Boots” Powers, 78, died June 23, 2009, at Southampton Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Southampton County, a son of the late Annie Scott and Floyd Shelton Powers.
A retired painter, Mr. Powers was predeceased by two sisters, Anna Fowler and Edna Keesee; and two brothers, Junious and Edward Powers.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Bradshaw Powers; four sons, David Powers of Marshalltown, Iowa, Danny Powers of Franklin, Dennis Powers and wife Renae of Courtland, and Donald Powers of Franklin; four grandchildren, Dustin Powers of Courtland, Elizabeth Powers of Franklin, Christina Fowler of Courtland, Wesley Fowler and wife, Ashley, of Boykins; sister, Shirley Hartman and husband, Bob, of Roanoke; sister-in-law, Martha Lynch and husband, Alfred, of Jarrett; and his sidekick, “Rusty.”
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Wright Funeral Home with Major Calvin Clatteterbuck officiating.
Memorial may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1000, Suffolk, VA 23439.
Condolences may be offered at www.wrightfuneralhome.org.