Obituary: In Memory Of Alvie “Sonny” Powell 2024


Funeral Service for Alvie “Sonny” Powell, Beloved Community Member

Funeral Service for Alvie “Sonny” Powell, Beloved Community Member

Alvie “Sonny” Powell, a cherished member of the Scottsboro community, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the age of 82. His passing has left a deep void in the hearts of his family, friends, and the countless lives he touched.

Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, June 6, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cullman Funeral Home

Funeral Service:
Friday, June 7, 2024
2:00 PM
Cullman Funeral Home Chapel
Reverend Steve Rodgers and Bro. Larry Brown, officiating

Mr. Powell will lie in state at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Vinemont.

Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Powell family during this difficult time.

Remembering Alvie “Sonny” Powell

Alvie “Sonny” Powell was born on February 25, 1942, to Alvie J. Powell and Annie Stewart Powell. Throughout his life, he faced challenges with unwavering resilience and a heart filled with love. Despite being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age, he lived a fulfilling and meaningful life, touching the lives of everyone he encountered.

Mr. Powell had a unique gift for bringing joy and laughter to those around him. His innocent nature and playful spirit were contagious, leaving an everlasting impression on his family, friends, and community. He will be deeply missed by his surviving brother, Jack Powell and wife Geraldine, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and the extended family at Volunteers of America.

A Life of Dedication and Love

Mr. Powell’s unwavering spirit was evident in his unwavering love for his family. For over 50 years, he shared a special bond with his grandmother, taking care of her and providing her with unwavering support. Their love and companionship served as a pillar of strength for both of them.

Sonny’s imagination knew no bounds. He would often transform himself into different characters, using his clothing and accessories to embody the role. From cowboys to outlaws, from police officers to soldiers, he reveled in the joy of make-believe.

His love for the outdoors was evident in his daily routine. He would spend hours sitting on the porch or in the yard, waving to passersby and striking up conversations with anyone who took the time to stop and chat. For Sonny, everyone he met was a potential cousin, and his infectious smile warmed the hearts of all who crossed his path.

A Legacy of Love and Compassion

Alvie “Sonny” Powell’s life was a testament to the power of love, resilience, and the human spirit. Despite his challenges, he lived a life filled with joy, laughter, and unwavering compassion. His memory will continue to inspire and uplift those who knew him, leaving a lasting legacy of love and acceptance in the community he called home.

Expressing Condolences

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