Gayle Petty Purkey
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JONESVILLE, SC-- Mrs. Gayle Petty Purkey, age 69, wife of Ronald T. Purkey of 921 Gaffney Hwy., Jonesville, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 13, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Gayle was born in Jonesville, SC, September 1, 1943, a daughter of the late Claude Petty and Katie Buice Petty. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and retired from Roebuck Builders in Spartanburg after twenty-five plus years of service. Gayle was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend who will be greatly missed.
Surviving, in addition to her husband of fifty-one years, are a sister, Ruby Edwards of Spartanburg; a brother, Boyce Martin of Pacolet; a special niece, Wanda Burgess of Columbus, NC; a special nephew, Dan Harvey of Spartanburg and several other nieces and nephews. Gayle was predeceased by a son, Todd Purkey; a sister, Thelma Harvey and four brothers, Henry Martin, James W. Martin, C.L. Martin and Charles Martin.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Ralph Brown and Mr. Donald Gibson.
Employees and former employees of Roebuck Builders are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, 260 Fairwinds Rd., Landrum, SC 29356 or to Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 38, Jonesville, SC 29353.
The family is at the home, 921 Gaffney Hwy., Jonesville.
Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneral homes.com)
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012