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LaVene Stokes Purifoy, 85, of Saratoga, AR passed away January 27, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Purifoy was born June 13, 1932 in Genoa, AR. She was a member of New Mt. Zion Church, Mineral Springs, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husband Franklin D. Purifoy.

Survivors include her daughters, Jan Shelton and Jerie Bucko both of Independence, MO; sons, Ottis Taro Shelton of Jakarta, Indonesia and Vince Dickens of Alexandria, VA; brothers, Lester Stokes of Redwater, TX, Lindy Stokes of Nederland, CO and Lowell Stokes of Bellevue, NE; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018 at East Memorial Chapel - Moores Lane with Rev. Archie Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Old Rondo Cemetery under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2018 at the funeral home.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes or East Funeral Home facebook page.