Mr. Ernest “Peter Gun” Powell

November 23, 1946 ~ September 14, 2020 (age 73)


Mr. Ernest “Peter Gun” Powell of Leggett, N.C. entered into eternal rest on September 14,2020.

Ernest L. Powell was born November 23, 1946, to the late Mary P. Whitehead and Charlie Telfer in Edgecombe County.

He departed his life on September 14, 2020, at Vidant Hospital in Tarboro, NC.

Ernest was affectionately known as “Peter Gun.” He attended Conetoe High School. Before retiring, he worked at Glenoit Mills in Tarboro and had a love for all sports.

He leaves to cherish his memories: one daughter, Patricia Parker Riddick and one son, Ashawn Burston (NaKisha); Seven grandchildren, two sisters, Catherine Whitehead and Rachel Whitehead; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


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 Service Program


September 19, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
203 Factory Street
Conetoe, NC 27819

Funeral Service
September 20, 2020

2:30 PM
New Birth Apostolic Church
112 W. Hope Lodge St.
Tarboro, NC 27886

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