OBITUARY: Doris Ruth Powell


Doris Ruth Powell, age 83 of Portland, Tennessee passed away Friday, January 26, 2024 at Signature Healthcare in Portland, TN.

Mrs. Doris was born on May 26, 1940 in Alabama City, AL to the late Elsie Jackson Sheppard and Jennette Sheppard

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Husband, Darl L. Powell; sons, Darl Powell Jr and Scott Powell; sisters, Betty Zouyras and Carolyn Sheppard; brothers, Jerry Sheppard and Bobby Sheppard;

Mrs. Doris is survived by her children, Joseph Plouffe, Glenn Powell (Billie), Dione Winslow, and Chris Powell; Stepchildren, Victoria Powell, B-Ray Powell, Annie Lee (Randy), Michelle Powell and Tony Powell; grandchildren, Richard Kipher (Liz), Amber Boren, Kristen Powell, Lapellya Powell, Christopher Powell, Gregory Powell, Joey Brusen, Michael Winslow and Joshua Winslow; siblings, Tony Sheppard (Margaret), Linda Turnbow, Sammy Sheppard (Virginia), Ricky Sheppard, Merrue Powell, Angelo Sheppard, Victor Sheppard, Janice Jaffa (Mike), and Kenna Sheppard (Jeannie); niece, Jody Williams.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Interment will be on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements by Sellars Family Heritage at Portland, 610 N. Broadway Street, Portland, TN 37148. (615)325-5010, obit line (615)325-9725. Online condolences can now be made at


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