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Dora Ann Puryear

SoVaNow.com / February 23, 2021


God needed a flower, so he looked in his garden and picked Dora Puryear on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at Sovah Medical Center in Danville. Dora was born on Feb. 6, 1950 to the late Johnny and Clara Darden in Mecklenburg County.


Dora was educated in the Mecklenburg County School System. She received her GED from Southside Community College. She was employed at many jobs but she loved to cook. Her other hobbies includes fishing and watching movies.

At an early age she confess to Christ and joined Jeter’s Chapel Baptist Church. She later moved her membership to Wharton Memorial Baptist Church in Nelson, where she remained a faithful member.

Dora leaves precious memories to two sons: Harold Puryear (Paula) of Scottsburg, and Larry Puryear of Norlina, N.C., one daughter Jeannette Smith of Danville, 15 grand children; 14 great-grandchildren; brother Bobby Darden; sisters Marie Lyons, Peggy Jiggetts (Horace), Norma Jean Darden and Della Hall (Lamar); as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Harold; daughter, Gloria A. Puryear; siblings Michael Darden, Robert Darden, Wayne Darden and Clara Darden; and one grandson, Lamar R. Daniels.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at Wharton Memorial Gardens, Nelson.

Services was entrusted to Carter's Funeral Home.

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