VELEDA W. (MOATES) POPWELL, age 73 of Thorsby, passed away on August 26, 2021 in Clanton, AL. She was born in Chilton County on August 3, 1948; the daughter of the late Obie Moates, Jr. and the late Velma Smitherman Moates.
She was the former co-owner of Shine’s Quick Stop where she enjoyed working with the public. She was also an avid gardener who loved flowers and watching her hummingbirds; where she would have over twenty each year come to her feeder. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be best remembered for the love that she showed her family, especially her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by: Husband, Julius “Shine” Popwell of Thorsby; Son, Dwayne (Carolyn) Popwell of Thorsby; Daughter, Teresa Varden of Clanton; Granddaughter, Valarie Varden of Clanton; Grandson, Justen Popwell of Thorsby; Granddaughter, Bridget Popwell of Thorsby; Great Granddaughter, Valyn Lake Minor of Clanton; Sister, Patricia Ann Wilson of Clanton; and Brother, Obie Moates, III of Clanton.
She is preceded in death by: Grandson, Wesley Popwell; Father, Obie Moates, JR.; Mother, Velma Moates; Sister, Francine Wood; and Sister, Eva Moates Keener.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 5-7pm at Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 11:00am from the Chapel of Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton with Rev. Kelvin Smitherman officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Clanton, AL.
Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, AL.
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