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POWDERLY – James F. Steele, Jr., 94, of Powderly, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 12:33PM at Greenville Nursing and Rehab. Mr. Steele was born November 4, 1926, in Muhlenberg County. He was a mine operator, and worked in the coal mines and also at TVA. He also was manager at Big John's, and retired from Clark Detective Agency. He was of the Moorman faith and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid coin collector. He enjoyed buying, selling, and trading arrow heads and Indian artifacts, and he loved country music. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Belle Rose Steele; parents James and Hazel Steele; brothers Robbie Steele and Tommy Steele; brother-in-law Junior Harkins; daughter-in-law Carol Steele; and grandson Brad Steele.

He is survived by his sons, Michael Steele (Shelia Harris) of Greenville and Tony Steele (Carol Martin) of Powderly; grandchildren Lisa (Dean) Hope, Victor Steele, Troy Steele, Brian Steele, Magan (John) Frank, and Whitley Steele; brother Kenneth Steele; sisters Martha Belle (Wilbur) Robinson and Becky Harkins; and several nieces and nephews.

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