Ms. Audra Irene Powers, better known as Irene, 90, of Jefferson, N.C., died on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem.

Ms. Powers was born on March 10, 1928 in Ashe County to Ira and Vada Thompson Powers. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, J.D. Powers; and two sisters, Kathleen Miller and Pauline Roten.

Ms. Powers is survived by one brother, Carroll Dean Powers of Maryland; two sisters, Louise Eckard of Warrensville and Norma Roark of West Jefferson; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Charlie McCoy. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Flowers appreciated, or memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

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Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Ms. Powers arrangements.