Dorothy Stump Purnell (1934-2007)
Yanceyville, NC - Dorothy Stump Purnell, 72, of 1395 NC Old Hwy. 86 North, Yanceyville, NC died Friday, March 30, 2007 at Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville, VA. Mrs. Purnell was born April 13, 1934 in Caswell County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Charlie Stump and Nora Lou Ballard Stump. She was retired from Cone Mills, Greensboro, NC after 10 year of service and was a member of Community Baptist Church. Mrs. Purnell was married to Dorman Gwynn Purnell who preceded her in death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Anne Marie Purnell.
Survivors are two daughters, Doris Jones of Yanceyville, NC and Jettie P. Smith of Blanch, NC; three sons, Eddie Purnell of the residence, Donald Purnell, Sr. of Blanch, NC and Gwynn Purnell of Alcolu, SC; sisters, Barbara Gooch of Elon, NC and Alice B. Pruitt of Ringgold, VA; one brother, James Stump of Julian, NC; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, April 1, 2007, at 3:00 pm at Community Baptist Church with Wayne Jones officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7:00 until 8:30 pm at Marley Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the residence. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Community Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Ann Scruggs, 5857 Old NC Hwy 86 North Providence, NC 27315. Marley Funeral Home, Yanceyville, NC is in charge of arrangements.
Source: The Caswell Messenger, April 04, 2007 - 12:36:00 am CDT.