Originally created 09/25/98

Mr. David Purnell Sr.



Mr. David Alvin Purnell Sr., of 1411 Clark Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerome Prophet officiating. Burial will be in Allen Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Burke County.

Mr. Purnell, a native of Berlin, Md., had retired as a bus driver for the Richmond County Board of Education. He served as a sergeant in the Army.

Survivors include three sons, Willie Scott Jr. and Leroy Scott, both of Augusta, and David Purnell Jr., Miami; six daughters, Juanita Early, Philadelphia, Carrie Ross, Willie M. Boler, Beverly Bentley, Virginia Bowman and Jennifer Purnell, all of Augusta; his mother, Elizabeth P. Smack, Berlin; one sister, Joyce Cottman, Berlin; and 31 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Reggie Ross, Calvin Walker, Willie Scott III, Tracy Scott, Lonnie Yarbrough and Jermaine Hall.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.