BOAZ - Ruth Purcell, 85, of Boaz passed away at 10:38 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at her home.
Ruth was born in Symsonia on September 4, 1928. She was retired from Eli Lilly Drug Company and International Shoe Company. Ruth was also of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Terry Allen Purcell and wife Marilyn of St. Charles, Mo.; one sister, Betty Miller and husband Bill of McHenry, Ill.; one brother, David Waldrop and wife Kay of Boaz; three grandchildren, Lori Phan, Danielle Ottinger and Gavin Purcell; seven great-grandchildren, Chandler, Kailee, Tyler, Gabrielle, Mitchell, Lorissa and Ellyana; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Allan Purcell; parents, Theron Waldrop and Bessie Phillips Waldrop; one brother, Vernon Waldrop; and two sisters, Audra Harrington and Emma Lou Waldrop.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner and Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Bolton Cemetery in Symsonia. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner and Orr Funeral Home.
You may go online to leave a message of sympathy and light a candle of remembrance at www.milnerandorr.com