Powell, Lloyd

Lloyd Burton Powell, 87, of Morenci, Mich., died April 30, 2013.

He was born April 15, 1926, in Fulton County, Ohio, the son of Roscoe Buford and Grace Irene (Ladd) Powell. He married Doris McKee on April 3, 1948, and  she survives. 

 Lloyd was a lifelong Morenci resident who enjoyed his work as a farmer, retiring from farming in 2003. He was a member of the Morenci Sportsman's Club for many years. Trapshooting was his favorite past-time, and he won numerous awards. Over the years he bowled on the Wednesday Night Men's League and Sunday Night Ma and Pa League. He was inducted into the Morenci Men's Bowling Hall of Fame in 1988. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and knew a lot of trivia about the team. 

Besides his wife, Lloyd is survived by a daughter, Susan (and Marvin) Merkle of Coldwater, Mich.; grandchildren, Tiffany (and Rick) Fillmore of Quincy, Mich., and Thomas (and Samantha) Merkle of Coldwater; and great-grandchildren, Brody, Cady and Kody Fillmore and Lucas Merkle. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County.

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    NICE WORK—A spider remains at the center of a web, awaiting visitors, during a moist morning last month. The was built in front of Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.
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    STEP BY STEP—Wyatt Stevens of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge Sunday during the Michigan DNR’s Great Outdoors Jamboree at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The Tecumseh Boy Scout Troop constructed the bridge again this year after taking a break in 2016. The Jamboree offered a variety of activities for a wide range of age groups. Morenci’s Stair District Library set up activities again this year and had visits with dozens of kids. See the back page for additional photos.
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    LEADING THE WAY—The Morenci Area High School marching band led the way across the pedestrian bridge on Morenci’s south side for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The Band Boosters shared profits from the sale of T-shirts with the walk’s sponsor, the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    LOOKING UP—More than 200 people showed up at Stair District Library Monday afternoon to view the big celestial event with free glasses provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute. The library offered craft activities from noon to 1 p.m., refreshments including Cosmic Cake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and a live viewing of the eclipse from NASA on a large screen. As the sky darkened slightly, more and more people moved outside to the sidewalk to take a look at the shrinking sun. If you missed it, hang on for the next total eclipse in 2024 as the path comes even closer to this area.
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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.