The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 19, 2014

Jewel Purser, 89, of New London, a Belk retiree, died Feb. 15, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — Jewel Inez Whitley Purser, 89 years of age, of New London, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Bethany Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albemarle.

Jewel was born February 7, 1925, in Stanly County, to the late James Daniel Whitley and the late Sarah Eleanor Huneycutt Whitley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Purser; one infant daughter; four brothers; and two sisters.

A graveside service will be at a later date at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughter, Gay Almond (Ron) of Albemarle; son, Phil Huneycutt (Lisa) of Oakboro; sisters, Pat Whitley and Madge Whitley, both of Albemarle and Betty Almond of Locust; brother, Buford Whitley (Joann) of Oakboro; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Jewel was a longtime employee and retired from Belk Department Store.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Purser family.

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