Frank Powell

December 9, 1941 - October 2, 2009
Frank Powell

Carl Franklin “Frank” Powell, Sr., 67, of Wilmington, passed away suddenly at his residence on Friday, October 2, 2009.

Frank was born in Wake County, NC on December 9, 1941 to the late Carl Betts Powell and Emma Gray Jones Powell who still resides in Wilmington. He was a devoted member and Elder of the First Christian Church where he served in numerous capacities most recently as Trustee and chairman of the Hospitality Committee. Frank was the former owner of 16 Annabelle’s Restaurant’s throughout the South including Wilmington and was the current owner of The Fire and Spice Gourmet shop at the Cotton Exchange.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 46 years Phyllis Scotton Powell, son Carl Franklin Powell, Jr., and wife Stephanie of Flowery Branch, GA, daughters Kimberly Powell Pierce and husband David of Hallsboro, Linda Powell Reinger, and husband Bill of Wilmington, sister Jean DeHart, and husband Harry of Macon, GA, and brother Vernon Powell, and wife Andrea of Greensboro. Also left to cherish their “Pop-Pop’s” memory are six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jorja, Jacob, Troy, Brock and Noah.

Frank was a devoted son, husband, father, “Pop-Pop” and friend who will be missed in his early departure from us.

A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church on Monday, October 5, 2009 at 6:00pm. Dr. Lance Perry and Reverend Alisa Gonzalez will officiate the service. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The First Christian Church 2035 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st. Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • October 05, 2009
    Tina Jacobs says:
    I'm so sorry to hear of your lose. I work with Kim at Council Tool Company and will keep you all in my prayers.

  • October 04, 2009
    Sharon & Joe Staton says:
    Our deepest sympathies to Phyllis and her family.

  • October 08, 2009
    Dal & Diane Burton says:
    Phyllis and Family. We were so sorry to hear about Frank passing. We go back a long time. You, and your family, will be in our prayers.

  • October 07, 2009
    Linda Thorburn says:
    Lin, I am so sorry for your loss...the loss of a father is so hard but the memories of him will be a comfort in the days ahead. May God give you and your family peace at this sad time.

  • October 06, 2009
    Charlotte Kostelic says:
    Our deepest sympathies. Char & Andy Kostelic