107 Hagans Mountain Road
Meansville, Georgia 30256
Tommy Powers was born in Greene County, Georgia to Sam and Beulah Powers. His parents and three siblings moved to Pike County when he was in the first grade. During the 1950s, they moved to Spalding County, where he completed High School. He married the former Charlotte Dick in 1956.
They had two wonderful children: Their daughter, Lynda, married to Eddy Sisson, is a special education teacher at Griffin High School and they have two children, Jared and Luke. Their son, Gordon, is married to the former Missy Hicks of Pike County. He is minister of music at Westside Baptist Church in Warner Robins and they are the parents of three sons, Parker, Carson, and Bailey.
Mr. Powers and his wife were also foster parents for Pike County for several years.
In 1958, Mr. Powers was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. After service, he completed courses on Business Education and Accounting at Griffin Tech. He was self-employed for many years before retiring. He is now employed by Mt. Gilead Baptist Church as custodian and maintenance coordinator and as an apprentice at Haisten-McCullough Funeral Home. He is also a Federal and State Process Server.
Prior to becoming a Pike County Commissioner, Mr. Powers was coroner of Pike County for eight years. Before coming to Pike County, he and his family were members of Oak Hill Baptist Church, where he served as an ordained deacon. He and his wife also worked closely with the youth. They are currently members of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.
In 1982 they purchased property in Pike County. After tearing down the old Rushton School on Lyndon Avenue in Griffin and using much of the material, Mr. Powers single-handedly did 95% of the work to build their present home which he and his wife designed. On Thanksgiving of 1985, they moved in.