Mrs. Agatha W. Purgason Jones

Published 7:32 pm Friday, February 16, 2018

Mrs. Agatha W. Purgason Jones, 91 of Hogansville, and a resident at Vernon Woods in LaGrange, died Thursday, Feb.15, 2018, at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1926, in Troup County, Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Eugene and Minnie Gamble Williams. She was a life-long resident of the Hogansville area and well-known as a hair dresser, having owned and operated My Lady Beauty Salon in Hogansville, for 39 years. She was an active member of the Hogansville First United Methodist Church where she faithfully served in many capacities, including an 18 year tenure as treasurer of the United Methodist Women and as a member of the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Jones was a devoted volunteer with the West Georgia Medical Center Auxiliary for more than 30 years and was a charter member of the Pilot Club of Hogansville.

Survivors include her children, Dan Mary Ann Purgason and Mike (Linda) Purgason, both of Hogansville; her brother, Billy H. Williams of Balmorhea, Texas; step-daughter, Patricia (Billy) Bassett of Roberta; step-son, Gary (Becky) Jones of Hogansville; step-nephew, John (Anne) Ball of Carrollton; grandchildren; John (Claudia) Purgason of Gillsville, Melissa (Josh) Cummings of York, South Carolina; Cheri (Spence) Fulford of Hogansville, and Michelle (Scott) Thompson, LaGrange; great-grandchildren, Ross, Whitley, Rex, and Gunnar Purgason, Dani and Zane Cummings, Rusty (Chesna) Brown, Lily Rae Fulford, and Zack and Zoe Thompson; and a great-great- granddaughter, Stella Brown. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, H. N. Bill Jones in 2007, and John W. Purgason, the father of her two sons, in 1990. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. Helen Henry will officiate, and interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

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