Mary Norris Purkey, 81, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was preceded in death by her husbands: Leon Norris (42 years) and Bill Purkey (18 years); parents, Frank Joseph Cherry and Viola Cherry Hardy; grandson, Brian Morrow Jr.; great-granddaughter, Summer Smith; and sisters: Willie Mae Hampton, Irene Pell and Gertrude Dortch.
She is survived by daughters: Patricia Norris Davis, Sandra Norris (Clarence) Turner and Sonya Norris Morrow; grandchildren: Travis Davis, Brent Davis, Roger Smith, Donnie Smith, Amanda Sullivan, Micah Morrow and Chad Morrow; great-grandchildren: Casey and Shelby Davis, Dakota, Jordan and Olivia Davis, Winter and Hunter Smith, Drew Morrow, Jaxon Morrow and Hunter Collins; sisters: Virginia (Herman) Smith and Mildred Callahan; brother, Jim (Diane) Cherry; sister-in-law, Pauline Allen; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 9, 2014, in the chapel of Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, with interment at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.
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