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Franklin "Frank" Purifoy '60 April 7, 2017 3:33 PM updated: April 7, 2017 3:38 PM

Texarkana Funeral Home, Arkansas obituary
4801 Parkway Drive
Texarkana, Arkansas 71854
Phone: 870-774-1200

Franklin Delano Purifoy
June 5, 1933 - March 19, 2017

Franklin Purifoy

Mr. Franklin Delano Purifoy, age 83, of Saratoga, Arkansas, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, in a local hospital.

Mr. Purifoy was born June 5, 1933, in Genoa, Arkansas. He was a member of the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, and was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, LaVene Stokes Purifoy of Saratoga, Arkansas, one daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Rick Shephard of Los Angeles, California, one son, Greg Purifoy of Hurst, Texas, four step-children, Jan Shelton and Jerie and Mike Bucko of Independence, Missouri, Jon Keith and Loretta Shelton of Jakarta, Indonesia, and Jack Vincent and Stephanie Dickens of Virginia, three sisters, Frances Cornett of Austin, Texas, Minnie Etta Stone of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Patricia Overmyer of Texarkana, Texas, two brothers, Ben Purifoy and Robert Purifoy of Genoa, Arkansas, two grandchildren, Briana Purifoy Cole and Hailey Purifoy, eight step-grandchildren, Debi Belleville, Rob DeMarco, Nicholas Bucko, Evan Bucko, Ideirah Shelton, Xavez Shelton, Zachariah Dickens, and Kelsey Dickens, two great-grandchidren, and six step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 4:00 P. M. Thursday at the Texarkana Funeral Home Arkansas Chapel with Rev. Wayne Reed officiating. Burial will be at Rondo Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 PM until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 507 Cornbridge Road, Mineral Springs, Arkansas, 71851


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