Buried Big Creek Cem.
180 Inf., 40 Div
Mrs. Effie Cagle Powell of Belltown has received a telegram stating that her son, Pvt. Claude Powell, was killed in action on Sep. 12 in France. He had been in service since Feb. 1943. He is survived by his mother who is deaf and dumb and one sister Mrs. Reed Sloan of Belltown.
The body of Pvt. Claude Powell, of near Madisonville, who was killed in Italy on Sep. 12, 1944, arrived at Kyker Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Big Creek Baptist Church, the Rev. John Stakely officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Effie Powell, a sister, Mrs. Reed Sloan, Madisonville, two brothers, Lloyd of Knoxville and James of New York.