Doris T. Powell, 85

Doris T. Powell, 85, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del.

She was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Frankford, Del., a daughter of the late Joseph and Recie Littletown Townsend.

Powell was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Wilmer W. Powell; two sons, Greg Powell and his wife, Pam, and Richard “Rick” Powell; one daughter, Sharon Davis and her husband, Joe; four grandchildren, Corey Powell, Cameron Powell, Richard Powell Jr. and Ryne Davis; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del., where friends may call after 1 p.m. Burial will follow in St. George’s Cemetery, Clarksville, Del.

Condolences may be sent online at