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Evelyn Eldora Hopkins Pursley
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1924
Polk County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 2008
Bolivar
Polk County
Missouri, USA

Eldora Pursley, 84, of Bolivar died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, in Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar.

She was born April 16, 1924, in Wishart, the daughter of George T. and Vina Jones Hopkins. She married Lawrence "Nig" Pursley Nov. 22, 1945, and to this union five children were born. She was saved at the age of 13 at Wishart. She attended Enon Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Lawrence Pursley; an infant daughter, Rose Mary; three sisters, Lola Hunley, Opal Brown and Lula Bell Stiles; three brothers, Edgar Hopkins, Carl Hopkins and Bobby Ray Hopkins; and a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Pursley.

She is survived by four children, Larry Pursley of Stockton, Evelyn Shook and her husband, Ralph, of Salem, Raymond Pursley and his wife, Carol, of Bolivar and Dixie Smith and her husband, Ralph, of Humansville; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a host other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, in Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Homes, Bolivar. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery in Wishart. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, in the funeral home. Friends and family may sign a guest book or send private condolences at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

 
 
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 Parents:
  George Thomas Hopkins (1875 - 1932)
  Vina Jones-Hopkins Robertson (1885 - 1966)
 
 Spouse:
  Lawrence L. Pursley (1920 - 1985)
 
 Children:
  Rose Mary Pursley (1953 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  Glenn Hopkins (1899 - 1900)**
  Henry Musell Hopkins (1901 - 1934)**
  Effie W. Hopkins Fullerton (1905 - 1992)**
  Opal J Hopkins Moberly (1908 - 1989)*
  Eva Orean Hopkins (1914 - 1928)*
  Hershel Leo Hopkins (1916 - 1918)*
  Evelyn Eldora Hopkins Pursley (1924 - 2008)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Name conflict due to SS foul up.
 
Burial:
Enon Cemetery
Wishart
Polk County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Larry Boyd
Record added: Dec 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32539794
Evelyn Eldora <i>Hopkins</i> Pursley
Added by: Larry Boyd
 
Evelyn Eldora <i>Hopkins</i> Pursley
Added by: Jan Breshears Thomas
 
Evelyn Eldora <i>Hopkins</i> Pursley
Added by: Larry Boyd
 
 
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Thank you for some wonderful childhood memories!
- Ramona Hopkins Boyd
 Added: Oct. 27, 2009
Thank YOU for my beautiful friend,Evelyn!
- luann
 Added: Mar. 16, 2009
RIP dear lady.
- Larry Boyd
 Added: Dec. 31, 2008
 
 
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