John (Ananias) Pursell, 79, years old died at his home in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood, at 7 O'clock Thursday night of influenza and pneumonia. His wife died of flu about a week ago. He is survived by five sons, Allison Pursell, of Panther, Pres and Auther Pursell, of Philpot; Raz and Paul Pursell, of Pleasant Valley ; also one daughter Mrs. WiIIie Barnett, of Pellville.

The funeral was conducted from the residence with services by the Rev. L. I. Chandler with internment in the Providence Methodist church cemetery.

Preston Purcell crushed to Death While Assisting In Removing Pole at Park.

J, P. Purcell, 57, city employee at Chautauqua Park, who lived at 1116 Bluff avenue, was fatally injured In the park about 10 AM. Wednesday, while assisting the park keeper, Edward Dean, and Joe Fisher, another employee, In moving an old telephone pole. The pole had been loaded on a wagon, Mr. Dean said, and the horse ln starting turned sharply throwing the men and pole from the wagon. The other men were not injured.

At an inquest conducted Wednesday afternoon by Coroner Henry Holinde a verdict was returned that Mr. Purcell died from " a crushed skull caused by a discarded light pole falling off a wagon."

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 :30 Friday at the Gospel Mission by the Rev. J. J Paskell. Burial will be in the Providence church cemetery, near Philpot.

Survivors are the widow, Lillie Purcell; six daughters, Mrs. David Rowland, Detroit, Mich. and Ethel, Sue, Ann, Bessie and Alma, Owensboro, five sons, Martin John, Allison, Bobbie and James all of Owensboro- four brothers, Allison Purcell, Utica, R. P. Purcell Knottsville, and Paul and Arthur Purcell, Owensboro, and one sister, Mrs, William Barnett, Pellville.

Informant on death cert: was daughter Ethel Purcell.

WARREN - John W Purcell. 54. of 11051 Republic died Monday at Mount Clemens General Hospital after a long illness. He was born on May30, 1918 at Owensboro. Ky and was a construction worker.

Mr. Purcell was a member of the Dav Chapter No. 127. Surviving are wife. Nellie B.; two step-sons. Thomas and Ronald E. Leslie both of Warren; two sons Anthony of Detroit and John Robert; three daughters, Julia Ann, Denese and Patricia Barac. Four brothers. Martin of Kentucky, Allison Ky, Robert of Auburn Heights. Mich. and James of Sterling Heights.

Also surviving are six sisters. Mrs. Julia Rowlan of Melvin. Mich.. Mrs Sue Marrett of Kentucky. Mrs. Ann Kelly of Minneapolis, Ind. Mrs. Betty Miller of Minneapolis, Ind.. Mrs. Alma Allen of Kentucky. Mrs. Ethel Clack of Kentucky.

Services will be at 1:30 PM Thursday at the Rudy funeral Home. 25650 Van Dyke. Center Line. with the Rev. Paul Fowler of Gideon Baptist Church officiating .

Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. in Clinton Township.

PHILPOT, KY. Martin Elmer Purcell, 59, of Philpot, died at home at 12:30 P.M. Saturday after a short illness. Born January 3, 1914 in Daviess County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Presley and Lillie Basham Purcell. He was retired from Murphy Chair Co. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Odessie Ree Purcell: one daughter, Mrs. Anna Griffin, Owensboro; three brothers, Allison Purcell, Vine grove, Ky., James and Robert Purcell. both of Detroit, Mich. six sisters, Mrs JuIia Rowland, Melvin, Michigan, Mrs. Ann Kelley and,Mrs. Betty Allen, both of Indianapolis, Mrs. Sue Marrett, Henderson, Mrs. Thelma Allen, Bowling, . Green, Ky., Mrs. Ethel Clark. Owensboro; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Tuesday at Delbert J. Glenn Funeral home, Owensboro, with the Rev. Harlan Fuchs, pastor of Peoples Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary P. (Ethel) Clark nee Purcell, 66 of 1318 Haynes Ave., Owensboro, died Friday, April 29, 1983, at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. She was born in Daviess Co. & was retired from General Electric Co. Her husband James M. Clark died in 1981.

Survivors include three brothers, Allison Purcell of Rineyville, James R. Purcell of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Robert O. Purcell of Detroit, Mich.; and four sisters, Mrs. Julia Rowland of Warren, Mich., Mrs. Ann Kelley of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Betty Miller of Ninevh, Ind., and Mrs. Thelma Allen of Owensboro.

Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at James H. Daviess Funeral Home. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Philpot.

Mrs. Sue L. Marrett nee Purcell, 57, of 1011 Book St., died at 3:20 A.M. Saturday at a local nursing home.

She is survived by three daughters Mrs Ethel Grisham, Mrs. Kuma Pippin, both of Henderson, and Mrs. Annette Sanders of Owensboro, two grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Julia Rowland of Warren Mich., Mrs. Thelma Allen, Mrs. Ethel Clark, both of Owensboro, Mrs. Betty Miller, Mrs. Ann Kelly, both of Indianapolis, three brothers James Purcell of Utica Mich., Bob Purcell of Detroit, and Al Purcell of Vine Grove.

Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday at Benton- Glunt Funeral Home with Dr. Wesley Smith officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Garden.

Lot 23- A Sec One--- Christus Garden-- Grave 4 Facing West- Burial 11-14-1977

Name: KELLEY, Annie L. Purcell

Deathdate: 2/1/1992

Birth Place: Owensboro, KY Daviess County

Death Place: Indianapolis, IN

Age: 70 :

Cemetery: Elmwood Cemetery Owensboro, KY Daviess County

Obit Source: MI 2/2/1992

Survivors: husband: Charles L. Kelley; son: Eddie Preston Kelley; daughter: Connie Jean Kelley; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother: Robert & James Purcell; sister: Thelma Allen, Betty Henderson