Bessie E. Purvis Raymer


Bessie E. Purvis Raymer, 81, of Smithfield, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence. She was born in New Castle and was the daughter of the late Marvin and Lorene Raisor Purvis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore "Sam" Raymer. She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Raymer Waford of Smithfield; brother, Joe Purvis of Louisville; sisters, Katie Russell of Frankfort, Edna Pearl James of Crestwood, Dorothy Campbell of Louisville, Linda Detwiler of Frankfort, and Julie Stefanovich of North Carolina. Funeral services were Monday at Sholar Funeral Home of Pleasureville. Burial was in Smithfield Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. On-line condolences may be expressed at

Published in The Sentinel-News from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2013