Benjamin Harrision Purcell Jr.

Ben Purcell did not hesitate to tell people about his faith in God.

That faith saw him through a life fraught with challenging situations, including the emotional strain of burying a 4-year-old daughter and, several years later, spending 62 months as a POW during the Vietnam War. Read the news obituary.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 4, 2013