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Mary Virginia White Puryear / November 06, 2018

Mary Virginia White Puryear, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2018 at her home in Springfield. Mrs. Puryear was born in Mecklenburg County, May 20, 1928 to the late Archer and Virgie Pulliam White. She attended the schools of Mecklenburg County and on Dec. 26, 1951, she married the late Alfred Elliott Puryear. Mrs. Puryear worked for various companies to include Bonnie Bright, Honeywell and Marriott. In 1972 she retired to become a childcare provider.

She leaves to cherish her memories three children, Shirley Puryear Stephens, Alfred D. Puryear and Florence Loretta Puryear; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ricky White, four sisters-in-law, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to her parents, husband, and 16 siblings, Mrs. Puryear was preceded in death by two children, Gloria Diane and Johnny Cornell Puryear, and one granddaughter, Donetta Louise Puryear.

A funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the chapel of C. H. Harris Funeral Home, Buffalo Junction, with Rev. Franklin Watson II officiating. Burial will follow in the White Family Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by C. H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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