Mr. James David Powell, age 50 of Hartwell, Ga. died Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Sunday August 5, 2012 at the Lavonia Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 to 9 pm. At other hours the family will be at the home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Providence United Methodist Church, 451, Shoal Creek Road Lavonia, Ga. 30553. Strickland Funeral Home Lavonia Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.