In Memory

Glenda Dellinger Purkey

Glenda Dellinger Purkey

Glenda Faye Purkey

GASTONIA - Glenda Faye Dellinger Purkey, 70, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Born in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Everest Dellinger and Lucy Marie Broome Dellinger.

Mrs. Purkey was a homemaker and member of West Franklin Avenue Baptist Church where she was active in the Card Ministry. She loved her family, crossword puzzles, the Atlanta Braves and her Lord.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy "Butch" Purkey and a daughter, Teresa Lynn Purkey.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, David Purkey of Gastonia, Jon Neil and Teresa Purkey of Gastonia, and Theresa and David Gibson of Bessemer City; brother and sister-in-law, Boyce and Doris Dellinger of Charlotte; twin sister and spouse, Brenda and Jim Hollifield of Orlando, Fla.; sister and spouse, Joyce and Frank Harkey of Gastonia; grandchildren and spouse, Danielle and Kris Race, Khrissa Purkey and Taylor Purkey.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at West Franklin Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Blanton and Pastor Clarence McMahan officiating.

Burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to West Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 450 S. Myrtle School Road, Gastonia, NC 28052.