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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! Zora was a special sweet lady. She always had a smile for us. She will definitely be missed by...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Dan & Vangie Dobben - Brunswick, OH

“Aunt Zora Lee, I wish I had visited more often. You were the nicest lady I ever knew. Rest in peace, I have know doubt God will welcome you with open...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Larry Hoyle - Beckley, WV

“Our prayers are with you all in this sad time. Zora was a sweet lady, she always made everyone feel so welcome at the family reunions. She will be...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Candace Lowman Cox

“Good bye to my awesome Aunt Zora Lee, and my condolences to my cousins Dallas and Randy and their families!!!! Cousin Michael and Lisa Powell ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Michael Powell - Chandler, AZ


Mrs. Zora Lee Hoyle Powell -Johnson, 94, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018, following a period of declining health.
Zora was born June 1, 1924, in Catawba County, to the late Gordon Hoyle and Brady Young Hoyle. She was retired from Broughton Hospital and a longtime member of River of Life Church of God where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was a loving mother to her children.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Elbert Powell and her second husband RL Johnson; son, Gary Powell; daughter-in-law, Anna Powell; step-daughter, Rebecca Elliott; brother, Colin Hoyle; and sister Aileen Deal.
Survivors include her sons, Dallas Powell and wife Yvonne, and Randy Powell and wife Rose; grandchildren, Wayne Powell, Carrie Ferrell, Dreama Whitaker, Kimberly Kurtz, Scott Powell, Scott Holt, Angel Richardson; sister, Eula Mae Crowder; brother, Bill Hoyle; numerous great- grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM at River of Life Church of God with Pastor Alan King officiating. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Park.
The family receive friends on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family.