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Carol Ann Powell, 72, Columbia, KY native (1950-2022)

Carol Ann Powell of Russell Springs passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Summit Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, in Columbia. She was 71 years old.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11amCT on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, and will continue after 8amCT on Wednesday, until time for services.

Carol was born December 16, 1950, in Columbia, daughter of the late Otis Delmane and Mary Irene Atwood Powell. She was saved at a young age in the old Mt. Calvary Church. Carol enjoyed life. She would hostess poker games and loved to cook for and serve many people in town. After her mother passed, Carol worked to keep the family reunions going, keeping the family together. She was a member of the Ladies' Auxillary for many years, was a foster parent for some time and coached a girls' softball team. Carol loved music, dancing and singing karaoke.

She is survived by her three sons, Michael (and Tammy) Bray, of Russell Springs, Bobby Bray (and Christy Rainwater), of Nancy, and Allen Polston (and Juanita Stephens), of Russell Springs; her brothers, Danny Powell, of Russell Springs, Dave (and Beverly) Powell, of Columbia, Donald (and Erica) Powell, of Tennessee, and Doyle Powell, of Russell Springs; her sisters, Lisa (and Mike) Daniel, of Russell Springs and Brenda (and Marvin) Grider, of Columbia; her grandchildren, Taylor Bray, Travis Bray, Chase McFarland, Bethany Bray, Tyler Bray, Cheyenne Bray, Jon-Michael Bray, Zachary Parker, Allie Polston, Jake Polston and Adem "Peanut" Polston; several great-grandchildren; a host of special nieces and nephews; and lots of friends.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Calvary Cemetery Fund.

Pallbearers will be David Powell, Scotty Powell, James Grider, Jon-Michael Bray, Tyler Bray and Matt Poff.

Carol's arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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Carol Ann Powell, 72, Columbia, KY native (1950-2022)

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