Rev. Eugene Allen Power, Sr. age 86, of Toccoa, died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the Canton Nursing Center in Canton, GA, following several months of declining health.

Born December 2, 1924 in Stephens County, GA, he was a son of the late Dr. Ivory Doyle Power and Vesta Scott Power.

Family members include his wife, Mary Herring Power of Canton, GA; a son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Susan Power of Marietta; a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and John Mayfield of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Annie Power and Matt Power of Marietta, GA, Ron and Sally Marshbanks and Gena Brewer of Greenville, SC; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at one o’clock Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Whitlock Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Andy Childs and the Rev. Jerry Stowe officiating.

Burial will follow in the Toccoa City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 11 am until the funeral hour on Tuesday.

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Date of Birth: December 2, 1924

Date of Passing: January 2, 2011

Laid to rest at: Toccoa City Cemetery

Pastor’s Church: Ebenezer Baptist Church

City: Toccoa

State: Georgia

Country: United States

Association: Southern Baptist


He was an ordained as a Baptist Pastor in 1958 and served as pastor at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Lavonia, GA; Madison Baptist Church, Madison, SC; Pine Grove Baptist Church, Gillsville, GA; Toccoa Creek Baptist Church, Toccoa, GA; Franklin Baptist Church, Greenville, SC; Maple Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, SC, Westview Baptist Church, Greenville, SC; and Hills Crossing Baptist Church, Clarksville, GA.

He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a U. S. Army World War II Veteran serving in Italy and North Africa.