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Thomas “Tommy” Holmes Powell

Thomas “Tommy” Holmes Powell, 53, of Dahlonega, died April 26, 2018.

Tommy was born Sept. 18, 1964 in Mobile, the late Howard and Peggy Powell. 

A member of The Lighthouse for Jesus Church in Sugar Hill, he loved to participate in music and loved the water.  Although he had nonverbal autism, he would never meet a stranger and loved to flirt with the ladies.  Tommy loved to eat and his favorite meal was Ms. Vickie’s chicken and dumplings.

Survivors include his brother, Lee Powell and his fiancé, Karen McClure of Conyers; sister, Patty Treadwell of Conyers; having been his caregivers for the past 10 years, becoming known as his second parents, Grady and Vickie Teems of Dahlonega; and many other friends and relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. May 3 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Keith Blackwell will officiate.  Interment will follow in Sawnee View Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or you may make donations in memory of Tommy to The Lighthouse of Jesus Church, 5304 Sycamore Road, Sugar Hill, Ga.  30518.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.