Ruth Powers

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Funeral services for Ruth Powers, 86, of Silsbee were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment in Turkey Creek Cemetery in Turkey Creek LA. Visitation was from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Powers passed away July 31, 2017 at The Gardens Altus Hospice in Beaumont. Ruth was born April 7, 1931 in Turkey Creek LA, to Leslie and Mary Carpenter Foreman. She and Dallas were married in 1951 and moved to Silsbee in 1957, where they raised their family. Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church and taught the kindergarten Sunday school class for more than 30 years. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and taking care of her family and friends. Mrs. Powers volunteered for many organizations and loved helping people. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 35 years, Dallas Powers, son Audie Powers and grand son Colt Fontenot. Left to cherish her memory are her children, son David Powers and wife Nelda of Silsbee; daughters Sara Fontenot and husband Clint of Nederland and Kelly Smith of Silsbee; grand children Cassie Fontenot, Eli Stafford and Candi, Leslie Johnson and Lee, and Jeff Becker and Tati and great grand children Tyler Walton, Ryan Walton, Madison Stafford, Annabelle Johnson and Ethan Johnson. She is also survived by brother in law Jerry Powers and Susan; nieces Debbie King and Arlen and Suzanna Powers, nephew Willie Powers and Tammy and several great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Powers will be greatly missed by her loving family and many, many friends.

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