Whigham shop to host book signing next week

Elizabeth Powe

The daughter-in-law of Grady County residents Joan and Willard Powe will be autographing copies of her first published novel at a store in Whigham next week.
Elizabeth Powe is the author of “Restoration” a story she describes as inspirational; one of true hope that allows readers an opportunity to wrestle through the struggles that may hold them back from their true potential.
The book signing of “Restoration” will take place at L-Three gifts in Whigham on Thursday, Nov. 21, 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Mrs. Powe was born in New Orleans. An avid reader and writer from an early age, she continuously poured her thoughts onto the lines of wide ruled paper that her parents provided. Her desire to learn turned into the desire to teach and she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southeastern Louisiana University.
In her classroom, her students spent many hours pouring over and dissecting the words of numerous chapter books such as “Anne of Green Gables,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and “Where the Red Fern Grows.”
Powe’s love for a good story continued to grow even after she decided to stop teaching and to start raising a family and to write. She and her husband, Rodney, are the parents of four children, Cheney, Sadie, Judson and Aiden.
They live in Taylorsville, North Carolina, and Rodney, a 1986 graduate of Cairo High School, is Worship Pastor for Sandy Ridge Baptist Church in Hickory, N.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Powe are celebrating their 50th anniversary this week on Nov. 15. Mr. Powe is a longtime farmer in North Grady County and they also have two other sons, Rusty and Ricky. Rusty Powe is the coroner of Grady County.

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