Obituary: Gaynell Powell Brand

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gaynell Powell Brand, 69, of Unionville, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

A native of Madison, Ala., Mrs. Brand was a daughter of the late Clifford Columbus and Zelma Sue Tallent Powell, and was the widow of Leonard Brand who died in 1994. She was retired from Sanford Corp. and was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Dorothy Powell Johnson and Geneva Powell Wilson, and two brothers, Dalton Powell and Charles Powell.

Survivors include her daughter, Lena Elaine Brand Duncan of Metropolis, Ill.; two sons, Parker Dale Brand of Nunnelly and Leon Clifford Brand of Lewisburg; a sister, Barbara Gillespie of Chapel Hill; two nieces, Rene Beene and Tippi Brewer; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 29, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Eric Neil Brand and Justin Dale Brand officiating. Burial followed at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville.