Melba Delois Purl

Monday, July 17, 2017
Melba Purl

Melba Delois (Hosea) Purl, 81, of Piggott, Ark., passed away July 11, 2017, at her home in Piggott. She was born on March 13, 1936, at St Francis, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Ollie O. and Sara H. (Creek) Hosea.

She is survived by her children, Chery Andrews of Piggott, Suzann and Leroy Simplot of Piggott, William Marshall Purl, Jr. of Byron, Ill., Robbin Miller and Billy Finley of Puxico, Mo., Sandy and Tom Wirtanen of Glendale, Ariz., and Johnny and Linda Purl of Piggott; 39 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Rose Mary West of Piggott and Geraldine Haywood and husband Leroy of Piggott; brother, Ronnie Hosea and wife Brenda of St. Francis, and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, with funeral service immediately following, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Shelly Elkins officiating. Burial was in Holcomb Cemetery near Pollard, Ark. Pallbearers were Randy Miller, Donald Miller, Sterling Purl, Nico Purl, Melvin Bragg and Arron Cookson. Honorary pallbearers were Joshua Bragg, Joshua Reed, Stuart Kuhman and Jim Butler.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, was in charge of the arrangements.