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“Dear Bill & Teresa, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Sylvia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. You guys were good...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Wilson Montford - PA

“Mr. Bill, Terese and all your family just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. "Miss"...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Renee' Austin Peduto - Bristol, NH

“Mr.Bill,Terese and family.Love thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and always."Ms" Sylvia is going to be dearly missed.Hold on knowing...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Regina Austin Bowman - VA

“So sorry to hear about Sylvia, these are never easy times------our prayers to you all. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Olabelle Gouldman - The Villages, FL

“My prayers are with the whole family at this time. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jessica Miller McLaughlin - GA

“So sorry to read of Sylvia's passing. You and Sylvia have owned land with us since 1975 and we will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers will be with...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Diane S. Grant, Saddlebrook Farms Property Owners' Assn - VA


MARION, VIRGINIA: SYLVIA HORNE PURKEY, age 77, died Monday, July 25, 2011 at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City, Tennessee. Mrs. Purkey was born in Wythe County to the late Eugene and Loetta Umberger Horne. She attended Grace United Methodist Church and held a variety of occupations during her lifetime. Mrs. Purkey was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Purkey. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Billy R. Purkey of Marion, Virginia; daughter, Terese Fleming and husband, James of Monroe, North Carolina; daughter-in-law, Nancy Purkey of Marion, Virginia; sister, Shirley Horne Blackwell of Marion, Virginia; grandchildren, Kristen Fleming and Jarrod Fleming; step-granddaughter, Pia Childers and step-great-grandson, Michael Wade. Funeral Services will be held, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Reverend Mike Teague and Reverend Emmitt Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria VA 22312. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Purkey Family.

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