The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

October 14, 2013

Janie Purser, of Stanfield, dies at age 77


Sunday, October 13, 2013 — Janie Remerle Austin Purser, 77, of Stanfield, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury.

She was born June 4, 1936, in North Carolina to Gillian Austin and Fannie Elizabeth Helms Austin, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth “Tiny” Harold Purser in 1996; one brother; and one sister.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service was on Monday, October 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Red Cross Baptist Church in Oakboro officiated by Rev. Garry Baker and assisted by Rev. Josh Fraley. A 30 minute state was held prior to the service. Burial followed at the Red Cross Baptist Church Cemetery at 18040 Ridgecrest Road, Oakboro.

Survivors include son, Kenny (Janet) Purser of Advance, N.C.; brother, Lloyd (Dianne) Austin of Albemarle; sisters, Jean (Guy) Simpson of Oakboro and Louise Aldridge of Aquadale; grandsons, Beau and Chase Atkinson; granddaughter, Eliza Purser; and special nephew, Stoney Mabry.

Memorials may be made to Red Cross Baptist Church, 112 W. Red Cross Road, Oakboro, NC 28129.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Purser family.

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