William Marshall Purl

Monday, February 24, 2014

William Marshall Purl, 77, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at his home.

He was born on September 6, 1936, in Ripley County, Mo., and was the son of the late Elvie M. and Nancy M. (Wallace) Purl.

He was united in marriage to Mary Ansley on Feb. 14, 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Purl of the home; sons, William Marshall Purl, Jr. of Rockford, Ill., John Purl and Linda of Piggott, Ark., Chery Andrews of Piggott, Ark., Suzann Simplox and Leroy of Piggott, Ark., Robin Miller of Puxico, Mo. and Sandra Wirtenan and Tom of Glendale, Ariz.; stepchildren: Joseph Scott Ansley and Lori of Venus, Tex., Starlina Marie Barquest and Derrick of Killeen, Tex. and Mary Eleanor Holcomb and Steve of Fort Worth, Tex.; sister, Virginia Sue Swearinger of Azle, Tex.; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel. Burial was in Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements. Was held Saturday evening at the funeral home.