Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her nephew, Jimmy Purcell.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and James Bellinger of Johns Creek; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Vicki Purcell of Peachtree Corners; grandchildren, Kristin Manget, Julie Bellinger, Brandon Purcell, Kyle Purcell; great-grandchildren, Hannah Purcell, Carley Purcell, Cooper Manget; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Purcell will be held Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:30 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Sammy Ozburn officiating and interment following in Covington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, May 30, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Flowers are accepted or contributions in her memory may be made to Newton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2536, Covington, GA 30015.
Visit caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences 770-786-7062.