Mary Frances Powell Southerland
1947 - June 17, 2023

Mary Frances Powell Southerland, age 76, of LaFayette, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, W.C. Powell; sisters, Ella Howard, Lillie Simmons, Lizzie May Helms, Christine Owensby, and Roberta Greene; brothers, Neal Hill and Nathan and Dewey Owensby.

Frances retired with Roper Corp. after 36 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Southerland; daughter, Teresa (Eddie) Suddeth; son, Lamar Harris; grandchildren, Nicole (Chris) Pierce and Patricia (Kenny) Hensley; great grandchildren, Caden, Kaylei, Kaycei, and Aleviea; sister, Betty Cooper; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor David Thompson officiating.

Interment at Crest-Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Boyd and Brian Greene, Lee Pullam, Kenny Hensley, Chris Pierce, and Al Nadeau.

Honorary pallbearer is Brian Osborn.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Funeral Home in Charge

Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home
121 West Villanow Street
LaFayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-2222