Betty Stafford Powers

August 5, 1933September 30, 2021

Betty Strafford Powers, 88 passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. A memorial service will be held at Starmount Presbyterian Church in Greensboro on Saturday, October 23rd at 2pm with Dr. Charlie Lee officiating. A reception will follow at the family home.

Betty was born August 5, 1933, in Alamance County, NC, daughter of the late Frank T. and Lettie C. Stafford. In her life she had the chance to travel around the world, living in India, Iran, and the South Pacific then returning to Greensboro, NC. She was a devout Christian and active member of Starmount Presbyterian Church. More than anything, she loved her children, grandchildren, extended family, and friends. Her memory will be cherished by many, and she will be missed tremendously.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Henley Powers; son, Kevin Michael Powers; brother Jack Stafford, and sister Margaret Stafford Lester. She is survived by her children, Alan Powers and wife Rosa Dargan-Powers of Boone, NC, grandsons Dargan Powers and Aidan Powers; daughter, Karen Powers Nicely and husband Nathan Nicely of Chapel Hill, NC, grandson Nolan Nicely and granddaughter Nora Nicely.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to Starmount Presbyterian Church, 3501 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27403.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Powers family with arrangements.


23 October

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Starmount Presbyterian Church

3501 West Market Street
Greensboro, North Carolina

23 October

Reception to follow at the family's residence



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Karen Nicely

October 7, 2021

Best Mom ever. I will miss you more than words express. So much love for you always. Karen

debbie carter

October 5, 2021

I love this picture of Aunt Betty . It reminds me of her beautiful soul. So sweet.
I just love her so much and know she is an angel . I will see you again Aunt Betty. Love you.

Nancy Sands

October 4, 2021

Betty was a church friend, and we always checked on each other's daughters when we saw each other on Sunday mornings. The daughters had been friends at Grimsley. Betty and I also enjoyed the same hairdresser and often crossed paths at Lee's etc. She had such a sweet and loving manner, and I am sorry to learn of her passing. I hope for comfort and peace for her family.