Reverend Richard L. Pursley

Published 4:51 pm Friday, November 29, 2019

The Rev. Richard L. Pursley, 61, of LaGrange, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Hospice LaGrange.

The Rev. Pursley was born March 10, 1958, in LaGrange, son of the late Milton Lee Pursley and Maxine Davis Pursley. An ordained Baptist minister for more than 35 years, he pastored a number of churches in the West Georgia and East Alabama area and served as founding pastor of Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Hogansville.

The Rev. Pursley was employed at the Dixie Division of West Point Stevens until its closing and was then employed at Milliken and Co. He was known to be a friend and a help to everyone and spent his life serving others.

Survivors include his wife, Ruenelle Pursley of LaGrange; daughter, Renee and Andy Burke of Pine Mountain Valley; sons, Rufus Lee and Lisa Pursley, Richard James (Jamie) Pursley, all of LaGrange; grandsons, Adam Pursley, Joshua Pursley, Dylan Pursley, Noah Pursley and Nathan Pursley; sister, Donna and Gary Ozley of Fredonia, Alabama; brothers, Gaines and Becky Pursley of Fredonia, Alabama, Milton Jr. and Dianne Pursley of Houston, Texas.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

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