Mr. Johnnie Edward Powell, age 87 of Milner, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Brightmoor Hospice.Ed was born in Zebulon, Georgia on January 23, 1928. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph William Powell and Minnie Brinkley Powell. Mr. Powell was retired from Griffin Daily News and Hometown Press, Barnesville, GA and a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Zebulon. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Gaynelle Phillips Powell; son, Robert Phillips and wife, Sherri; grandchildren, Maegan and Matthew Phillips; brother, Charles Powell and wife, Betty; several nieces and nephews.Visitation for Mr. Johnnie E. Powell will be on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11:00am at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Zebulon, GA. Pastor Tommy Powell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 4920 New Hope Road, Zebulon, GA 30295 in memory of Ed.Please join the family in honoring the life of Ed Powell visiting www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com and posting your tributes and memories. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin is in charge of the arrangements.