Bessie E. Purvis Raymer, age 81 of Smithfield, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her home. She was born in New Castle and was the daughter of the late Marvin and Lorene Raisor Purvis. She was a homemaker and a member of Eminence Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Raymer Waford (Danny), Smithfield; one brother, Joe Purvis, Louisville; five sisters: Katie Russell, Frankfort; Edna Pearl James, Crestwood; Dorothy Campbell, Louisville; Linda Detwiler, Frankfort; and Julie Stefanovich, North Carolina; one grandson, Brett Waford (Stephanie), Smithfield and several very special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore (Sam) Raymer.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Sholar Funeral Home of Pleasureville. The Rev. Nick Coleman officiated. Interment was in Smithfield Cemetery.
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