(1955 – 2020)
Tammy Powell was a professional with a heart for 4-H. She went beyond the “regular” to the belief that each 4-H member is extraordinary. Powell’s love for the 4-H program was showcased through her childhood participation in Houston County. She built her 33-year career with 4-H serving for seven years in Jackson County and another 26 years in Pike County.
She impacted thousands of lives, not just 4-H’ers, but the families of 4-H’ers. She encouraged all young people to be the very best they could be and showed them how to live the “4-H Pledge.” Powell was inducted into the 2013 Alabama 4-H Wall of Fame.
Powell was a Charter Member of the Alabama Association of Extension 4-H Agents (1979). She served as President in 1986. NAE4-HA awarded her the Distinguished Service Award and the Meritorious Service Award. She served as Operations Chair of the 1989 NAE4-HA Conference in Mobile.
She served as president of the Alpha Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi when that organization bid and hosted the national meeting. A member of the ACES Chapel committee, she served as a reader and sang at many of the Memorial Services. Powell was active in the Alabama Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Alabama Association of County Agriculture Agents and Specialists. She received program recognition in all the organizations.
A friend and volunteer wrote on her FaceBook page: “Words cannot even begin to express how you have inspired, impressed, impacted, and imparted my life. Over the many years, I have grown to love and respect you for the great person you are. You help shape the lives of countless youth in becoming better, caring, and productive citizens of the world. They are so fortunate to have had you as a mentor, guide, and friend. You indeed embodied the 4-H Motto “To Make the Best Better”.
Tammy Powell is survived by her husband of 43 years, Eddie Powell; daughter, Heather Minton (Eric); grandchildren, Conners and Payson Minton. She is preceded in death by her parents, L.D. “Red” and Malta “Scooter” Flowers Conners.
The Alpha Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi honors and remembers Tammara Conners Powell by placing her name on the dedicatory plaque of the ACES Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 649