Posted Jan. 03, 2010, at 7:33 p.m.

VANCEBORO and NORTHPORT, Fla. – Mary Elizabeth (Haight) Powell, 91, passed away Jan. 1, 2010, in Houston, Texas. She was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y. She never held back her humor or opinions, and no one left her home empty-handed. She is safe and at rest in a better place. She was predeceased by her husband, James F. Powell of Vanceboro and Northport, Fla. She is survived by a son, John Powell of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Sarah (Powell) Sang of Houston, Texas; a stepson, James L. Powell of Lubec; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be cremated followed by a celebration of life held in Vanceboro in the spring.