Alice Ann Williams Ewald Purviance, 69

Published 3:33 pm Friday, February 3, 2012

WAKEFIELD—Alice Ann Williams Ewald Purviance, 69, a resident of Wakefield, wife of her beloved husband of 34 years, Samuel Wills Purviance, died at her home peacefully in her sleep, Friday, February 3, 2012.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving family; sons, William Gregory Ewald, Ronald Alois Ewald and wife, Melissa Castle Ewald and their children, Ronald Alois Ewald Jr. and Samantha Arden Ewald; Samuel Whitelock Purviance II and his wife, Jennifer Falvey Purviance and their children, Samuel Patrick Purviance and Gabriella Rose Purviance; and daughter, Mary Alice Purviance and her darling girl, Haven Marae Purviance. She is also survived by her father and mother-in-law, Samuel Whitelock and Hilda Wills Purviance and a host of extended family and dear friends including Evelyn Sumler and the Sumler Family of Wakefield.

Born on June 16, 1942, in Waco, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Lyman Vivion and Mary Bird Williams.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Norbert Alois Jungmann. Alice’s colorful personality, her zest for life and her special love for her family and her church family will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved her.

She was an enthusiastic member of Rocky Hock United Methodist Church in Wakefield and she was proud to have helped establish the Wakefield United Methodist Church Preschool in 1992.

From 1981 to 2000, she was co-owner and faithful servant beside her husband Sam of Purviance Funeral Home in Wakefield.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, February 5, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. at J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral in Wakefield.

A celebration of Alice’s life will be held on Monday, February 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Rocky Hock United Methodist Church in Wakefield with Pastor Cliff Fritzinger presiding.

Burial will follow in the Wakefield Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Rocky Hock Cemetery Perpetual Care, c/o 4899 White Marsh Road, Wakefield, Va., 23888, and Wakefield United Methodist Church Preschool, P.O. Box 87, Wakefield, Va., 23888.

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