Joseph Alton Powell

Male, #2176, (7 Mar 1919 - 4 Apr 1973)
Father*Ivey Joseph Powell1 (s 1898 - )
Mother*Gladys Lucille Dickens (s 1901 - )
Birth*7 Mar 1919 Joseph was born at North Carolina on 7 Mar 1919.2,1 
World War II*between 1941 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1941 and 1945
(US Army.)2 
Marriage*circa 1946 He married Merle Culpepper circa 1946. Merle Culpepper and Joseph Alton Powell are the parents of Etta Arlene Powell, born __ 1947, Joe William Powell, born __ 1948, Edward Alton Powell, born __ 1950, Robert Earl Powell, born __ 1951, Larry Andrew Powell, born __ 1952, and Delores Gale Powell, born __ 1953, all in Nash Co., NC.3 
Divorce*18 Apr 1966 He and Merle Culpepper were divorced on 18 Apr 1966 at Nash Co., North Carolina.4 
Death*4 Apr 1973 He died at Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, on 4 Apr 1973 at age 54.1 


Merle Culpepper
Last Edited22 Jan 2009


  1. The Generations Network Inc., compiler, North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996, Online database at, 2005.
    Joseph Alton Powell, Male, White, Age 54, born 7 Mar 1919 in North Carolina, died 4 Apr 1973 in Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC. He resided in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., North Carolina and was the son of Ivey Joseph Powell and Gladys Lucille Dickens.
  2. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Joseph A Powell of Edgecombe Co., North Carolina was born 1919 in North Carolina, White, Grammar school education, Truck Driver, Single without dependents, height 69", and weight 154 lbs. Enlisted 5 Apr 1941 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in the US Army as a Private.
  3. Inc. (Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh NC State Archives), compiler, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Online database at, 2005.
  4. Inc. Original data: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics The Generations Network, compiler, North Carolina Divorce Index, 1958-2004, Online database at, 2008.