Dr. James "Doc" Miller Powers

October 24, 1944November 27, 2018
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James Miller Powers DVM “Doc”, age 74 of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Doc earned his Bachelors from Auburn University and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The University of Georgia. He dedicated 40 years of his life caring for animals and their families. Doc was an entrepreneur and had several business’s including, Barrow Veterinary Hospital, Downtown Carwash and Monroe Golf Cart Sales. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry and LaVertis Miller Powers. Doc is survived by two sons, Scott Powers (Jennifer Morganthall) of Elberta, AL and Tripp Powers (Sheila) of Monroe; two brothers, Michael Powers (Heather) of Macon and Steve Powers (Deborah) of Monroe and a granddaughter, Kendall Powers of Monroe. A celebration of Doc’s life will be held at 2PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA with Rev. Dr. Douglas Gilreath officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be a reception following the service at The Hostess House at 299 Cedar Creek Rd., Winder, GA 30680. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Doc’s name to Pup and Cat Co. at P.O. Box 1987, Winder, GA 30680 or


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dr. James "Doc" Miller Powers

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Tom Long

December 2, 2018

I first met the Powers family in 1974 while selling John Dear equipment. Getting to know Mr. Powers and then Jimmy and Steve was the beginning of a long, rewarding friendship. Barbara and I took every pet we had (living on a farm means having an average of four dogs & cats at any one time) to Jim as did our son and daughter later adding up to 40 years of pet care for our family. We also shared a love of cars and hot rods, another hobby Jim was very good at. We thank God He put Jimmy and his family in our lives. We will miss him but will enjoy the memories.

Cindy Broome

December 1, 2018

I just want to say that I am sorry for your loss. Dr. Powers has been my vet for many years, and before that, he was my parent's vet. I have had many pets over the years, and Doc always showed love and compassion toward each and every one of them, even during times of troubling illnesses and euthanasia. He will be missed by me and my family, as I have just adopted a new dog from Pup and Cat, and I am sorry he will not be here to meet him.

Eva Powell

November 30, 2018

Dr. Powers was my employer for almost 17 years. But this week I have lost way more than that. He was my friend. He lovingly cared for all my fur-babies from the time they were just babies and some until their final goodbye to me. I have so many memories of time shared with him. Some happy / some sad. Such as it is at a Veterinary Hospital. l am humbly thankful for such an important era of my life. I will cherish these times till the end of my days and we shall laugh once again on the other side with 'my friend'.

fred davis

November 30, 2018

Dr. Powers was one the first people I met when I came to Georgia in 1980 and he has taken care of our animals ever since Jim Powers was suppose to be only one thing and that was a vet I have lost a great friend so sorry for your loss .
Rest in peace Jim.

Fred Davis

Cathy Provins-Churbock

November 29, 2018

I was so sad to hear the news. I’m sorry for your loss. Dr. Powers was a blessed man. His sons tirelessly stayed by his bedside day and night during his illness. He was truly loved and cared for. Know you are all in my prayers.

Cathy- critical care medicine

Robin Stansell

November 29, 2018

I met Doc right after I moved to Winder in 1984 because someone had dropped their dog off on our land so Robert and I became newlyweds and immediate pet owners at the same time!❤
Well, Jim took care of our dog, Nana until she became very old and sick. Robert took her to the office and Doc came out and euthanized her in the back of the truck because it would have been too hard on her to take her in. I'm pretty sure Robert and Doc both cried that day ❤😢. Thank you Jim, for being our Vet for 34 years and a friend ❤