Joyce Ann Purkey, age 60, Friendsville, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 20, 2014. She was a member of Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene. Preceded in death by parents, Virgil and Mattie Purkey. Survived by brother, Harold Purkey and wife Lynda; sister, Karen Brendle; goddaughter, Miranda (Cameron) Rudd; nephews, Nick (Amanda) Purkey, Mike (Bridgett) Purkey and Matthew Brendle. Family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Dotson Memorial Baptist Church, with memorial service to follow. Rev. Charles Murrell officiating.
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