MARCH 1, 1935-AUG. 13, 2021

Newton Blanchard “Sonny” Powell Jr. passed away Aug. 13, 2021, having succumbed to complications from COVID-19 at the age of 86.

Born March 1, 1935, in Natchitoches, he was a graduate of Northwestern State University, lifelong civil servant and retired from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Sue Powell; parents, Newton Blanchard Powell and Marie Weaver Powell; and a son, Richard Brooks Powell.

He is survived by his brother, Brooks Weaver “Bubba” Powell of Ashland; son, Thomas Blanchard “Tommy” Powell (Holly) of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Laura Marie Powell Decou (Mike) of Arlington, Texas, and Amy Elizabeth Powell of Baton Rouge; Connie’s children Tony Hogan, Jeff Hogan (Ana), Tim Hogan (Kim), Sonia Hogan, Fonda Moseley (Paxton), Rhonda Guin (Gerald) and Robbie Gardner (Damon); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service conducted by Bro. Robert Earl Bamberg will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at Hathorn Cemetery, Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ashland Lodge No. 196.