Mrs. Christeen Parrish Powell, age 83, of Menlo, GA died Sunday, December 26, 2010 at her residence.

Mrs. Powell was born August 7, 1927 in Red Bay, AL, the daughter of the late R. D. Parrish and Willie Thorn Parrish. She was retired from Best Manufacturing, where she is a member of the Best Silver Club. Mrs. Powell was an active member of the Menlo First Baptist Church and the Chelsea Circle of Friends. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Dwight "Dee Dee" Powell; brother, J. W. Parrish; and sister, Virginia Icy Cooper.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James R. "Rod" and Kim Powell, Menlo, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra A. and Eric Stephenson, Calhoun, GA; sister, Bobbie Parsons, Ooltewah, TN; grandchildren, Ross Stephenson, Wade Stephenson, Erik Powell, Whitney Powell, and Heather Trimby; great grandchildren, Drake Dodd, Maverik Powell, and Kaylor Cumbee.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Quinn officiating. Burial will follow in Summerville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Ross Stephenson, Wade Stephenson, Erik Powell, Maverik Powell, Drake Dodd, and Mark Goodson. Honorary pallbearers will be all Women of Menlo First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Powell will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 1:00 p. m. until the service hour on Tuesday.