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Opal Purcell

January 10, 1929 — February 12, 2015

Opal McVey Purcell, 86, of Flemingsburg, widow of Howard Purcell Jr., passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 12, 2015 at her residence. Born January 10, 1929 in Bath County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Bessie Jones McVey.

A former member of Crossroads Baptist Church, Opal was retired from Randell Textron after 29 years of service. She enjoyed working in her garden and tending to the flowers. Opal was also an avid UK fan and very family oriented.

She is survived by: a daughter, Mary Jo (Mark) Craft of Flemingsburg; a granddaughter, Miranda (Tye) Gibson of Lexington; a grandson, Corey Craft of Nicholasville; and two great-grandchildren, Avery and Cameron Gibson of Lexington.

Besides her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by: three sisters, Clara Bramel, Bessie Romanick, and Mary Katherine Schwarberg; and eight brothers, Richard McVey, Oscar McVey, Carl McVey, Elbert McVey, Russell McVey, Edward McVey, Irvin McVey, and Rollie McVey.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Carpenter-Fritz & Vice Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Mike Ishmael. Visitation will be 11am - 1pm Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Shannon Cemetery in Mason County. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Dr., Maysville, KY 41056. Condolences may be made at

11am - 1pm Saturday (02/14/15) at Carpenter-Fritz & Vice Funeral Home

1:00 pm Saturday (02/14/15) at Carpenter-Fritz & Vice Funeral Home

Shannon Cemetery

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