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RICKY LEE POWELL, of Louisburg, N.C., previously of Wharton, W.Va., left this Earth on September 22, 2020, after a long illness. He was born on December 11, 1967, at Boone Memorial in Madison, W.Va., to the late James “Jim” Powell and Mary Etters Powell Elswick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Krissa Powell, maternal grandparents, Ira and Bertha Etters, paternal grandparents, Theodore “Red” and Opal Powell, and stepbrother, Ritchie Elswick. Ricky was a 1987 graduate of Van High School in West Virginia. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Louisburg, N.C. Ricky loved his German Shepherd Dog Jesse and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed watching Marshall football. Those left to cherish his memory are his stepmom, Darlene Powell of Coleman, Fla.; stepdad, Phillip Elswick of Van, W.Va.; his brother, James (Diana) Powell of Louisburg, N.C.; stepsister, Lisa (Andrew) Jones of Van, W.Va.; and stepbrother, Sam (Sabrina) Elswick of Bob White, W.Va.; nieces, Harley Powell and Selena Elswick; nephews, Robert and Michael Valle, Wesley and Seth Elswick, and Christopher (Teaira) White; special friends were Krista Eldridge, Dave Fitch, Banks, Ann and Tanya Denton; along with a host of other family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, N.C. www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.