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Patricia Elizabeth Purcell

February 27, 1936 — January 5, 2019

Patricia Elizabeth Purcell

Miss Patricia Elizabeth Purcell, 82, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, in Elberton.

An Elberton native, “Pat” was a longtime resident of Atlanta. She was a lifelong learner who earned several master degrees, enjoyed traveling, reading, and music. She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

She is survived by her brother, James E. and Carolyn Purcell; nieces and nephew: Lisa and Charles Worley, Jeffery and Julie Johnson, Julia and Chad Brown, and Lauren and Russ Harris; great-nieces and nephews: Chrissy and Chad House, Brittany and Trent Wilkes, Samantha and Michael Cornell, Cale Worley, Caroline Johnson, Branson Harris, Camden Harris, Grant Brown, Landrum Brown, and Elliott Brown; and many friends near and far.

She is preceded in death by her father, C.E. Purcell; mother, Mildred Elizabeth Bell Purcell Thornton; step-father, O.B. Thornton, Jr.; and sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Russell Johnson.

Memorial services will be held at 4 o’clock on Monday, January 7, at Stinchcomb United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim McCollough officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery at a later date.

Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 or to Stinchcomb United Methodist Church, c/o Vee McIntosh, 2091 Deep Creek Road, Dewy Rose, Georgia 30634.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Miss Patricia Elizabeth Purcell.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stinchcomb United Methodist Church

Stinchcomb Road, Dewy Rose, GA 30634

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Stinchcomb Rd, TX 78634

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