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Alice M. Powers, age 70, of Greenville, passed away Saturday evening, April 20, 2013 at her home under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice.

The daughter of Angus & Donna (Alick) Huey, she was born on May 27, 1942 in Hastings. On June 13, 1961, in Greenville, she married Marvin S. Powers and together they raised three sons and enjoyed nearly 40 years of marriage.

Alice retired from the former Electrolux Home Products were she worked as a hi-lo driver. While she enjoyed glasswork, gardening, nature, and crocheting, she looked forward to her morning ritual of coffee and cigarettes… and the time she spent with family, friends, and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin S. Powers on June 4, 2001; a granddaughter, Tasha Powers; a sister, Marlene Huey; two brothers, Deber Huey and Paul Huey.

Surviving are her sons, Marvin E. & Julie Powers of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Terry L. & Elizabeth Powers of Greenville, and Destry J. & Jamie Powers of Crystal; grandchildren, Heather & Donald Russell, Nicole & Shayne McDonough, Paige Armstrong, Austin Ellsworth, D.J. Powers II, Chelsea Powers, Alexis Powers, Shaunda VanAlstine, and Candice VanAlstine; her great grandchildren, Danna Russell, Tyler Russell, Caitlyn McDonough, Logan Russell, Dillon McDonough, Chloe Powers, Peyton Wilkerson, and Riley Wilkerson; a brother, Robert & Jolene Huey of Belding; siblings-in-law, Gerri Bissell of Greenville, Vance Powers of Gowen, Emerald & Maude Powers of Greenville, and Theresa Huey of Lake City; and many dear nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation is Thursday from 12-1 p.m. at Greenville Community Church, 6596 Vining Road, Greenville, where memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. Pastor Joel Heron will officiate and a luncheon will follow the service.

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place and burial will take place privately at Tuttle Cemetery, Ionia.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Anonymous on April 20, 2013 at 12:00 am


    10/07/2013 –

    Calvin Hyslop

    Real sorry to here about Alice passing away I have a lot of great memories of her & Marv coming to the UP on there motorcycle they were great friends of my mother & dad also my whole family sorry for your loss

    04/25/2013 –

    Dwight & Judy Johnston

    Just wanted to say how sorry I am for your lose, Alice was a wonderful woman. We would have been there for you but I am sick right now. Albert wanted me to let Destry know how bad he feels also. May God lighten your burden, its very hard when your mom leaves this earth.

    04/25/2013 –

    Berneice Jones

    Alice was a very friend of mine. I worked with her at GAAP and we had a lots of fun. My sympathies are with the family at this time. God bless.

    04/22/2013 –

    Kathy Evans

    I am so sorry to hear the news. Know that I hold each of you up with my prayers. You were blessed with a wonderful mother who now has joined your dad that was an example of hard working to each of us. The next days, months and year are going to be a struggle but with God by your side if you will allow he is there to carry you until one day you are able to stand again on your own. I love you all.

    Bryan and Kathy Jo Evans, Kay Wilson, Richard and Callie Curtis and Barb Hill

    04/22/2013 –

    Sandie Ottobre (Carroll)

    I would like to share my families condolences and deepest sympathy to Alice’s family during this trying time. Alice was friends with my Aunt in high school. I knew her several years ago. She was a great,caring woman that loved her family dearly. May god bless you all and help you find the strength to carry on through this time. And know that he is taking good care of Alice and she is smiling down on all of you,and watching over you.

    God bless,
    Sandie Ottobre (Carroll)
    Michael Lumbert
    Ruth Hamman (Mahlich)
    J.W. and Cathy Carroll

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