Diann McNeill Powers, of North Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Embrace Hospice House. Diann was born July 1, 1948 to Clyde and Maxine McNeill, of Robbins.  She grew up and lived the majority of her life in the Robbins area before her retirement from Moore County Schools and move to North Myrtle Beach in 2012.

Diann was a loving wife, mother, nana, daughter, sister and friend.  She enjoyed shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Diann was preceded in death by her father, Clyde NcNeill and is survived by husband of 52 years, Walter Powers, of North Myrtle Beach; son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter: Seth, Danna and Ashlyn Powers, of Robbins; mother: Maxine Williams McNeill, of Robbins; sisters:; Debra McNeill-Sattler, of Powdersville, SC and Joann Andrew, of Huntsville, AL.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 PM, Monday, April 8, 2019 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, with the  Reverend Mamie Alley and Reverend Quint Dunlap officiating. Committal will follow in Pleasant View Friends Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Maxine McNeill.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation in lieu of flowers may donate to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, P O Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325  or Pleasant View Friends Church, Paving Project, c/o of Greer Williams, 1071 Talc Mine Road, Robbins, NC 27325.

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Powers Family.

Condolences at pinesfunerals.com



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  1. Seth and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.- 
    Lori Brewer Johnson and Family

  2. Walter, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Seth, Deanna, Ashlyn, Maxine, Joann, Debra and families- and all the extended family.-  It’s a sad time for all of us cousins.-  We cherish the memories that we have and are thankful we’ll be together again on

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. May God give you strength knowing she was a christian and one day meet her again.

  4. Walter, Seth and family…..I am extremely sorry to learn of Diann’s passing. I pray God’s blessings on you both in the days ahead. You have my sympathy.

  5. Walter, Seth, Danna, Ashlyn, Granny and family,
    We are so saddened by Diann’s passing. She was a wonderful woman! Always kind hearted and always welcomed us no matter when! I know she has gone ‘home’ and has no more suffering, but I also know it’s h

  6. I am saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Diann.-  Please know my thoughts and prayers are- with you during this very difficult time.- I have many fond memories of our years at Moore County Schools.-  I send my love and prayers!- 

  7. Walter, Seth, & family,
    Prayers and positive thoughts to the entire family. She was a special lady. Hold onto the memories.

  8. Our most sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time. May God give each of you the inner peace you need. I will always have fond memories of times together and her sweet kindness-  while living there when my da

  9. Walter, Seth and family, We were saddened to learn of your loss of Diann. We are praying for you all in your time of grief and loss. May God cradle you all in His loving arms now and in the days to come. She was a special person to you all and us. She wil

  10. Over the years i’ve had probably hundreds of hours of conversations with Walter. In all those conversations I truly understood the love a man can have for his wife. He loved her to the core. Walter, God gave you a very special woman to share your life wit

  11. Seth and Family,- 
    Many prayers and lots of love go out to you all. She had to have been the very best of the best.

  12. This candle reminds us of the beach, where we’ve made many wonderful memories with Diann! Our love and prayers go out for family in this time of great loss!

  13. Walter and Family We are sorry for your loss. – You are in our prayers today. We remember the days at Elise. Arles and Bradie Garner Taylor Carthage NC

  14. Diann was such a wonderful lady and I enjoyed working with her very much. Bill and I are so very sorry for your loss. I am out of state, but keep you close to my heart.

  15. Walter, Gwen and I are so sorry for your loss! Have fond memories of our going away gathering when we were drafted and our trip back to Robbins during basic training!! Thanks to social media we have kept up with your family! Praying for you and your famil

  16. Diann was always good to me at work and pleasant to be around.-  We need a lot more people like Diann in this old troubled world.-  Deepest sympathy to Water, Seth, and family.

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