2016-10-06 / Obituaries

Dorothy June Pursley

DOROTHY JUNE PURSLEY DOROTHY JUNE PURSLEY Dorothy “June” Pursley died September 28, 2016 at her parents’ home in Lincolnton, Georgia after an extended illness.

June’s family received visi­tors on Friday, September 30th at Platt’s Funeral Home - Belair Road Chapel, followed by a Prayer Vigil. The Mass of Christian Burial wias held be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 1 at Saint Mary’s on the Hill Catholic Church with the Rev. David Arnoldt officiating.

She was born in Augusta, Geor­gia to Dr. Norman and Florence Pursley. June graduated from But­ler High School in 1981 and was a 1986 graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in International Relations- Political Science with a minor in Spanish. Through college, she worked at the Georgia Retarda­tion Center in Athens and later at Gracewood State School and Hos­pital near Augusta because she had a heart for working with people with disabilities. She later decided to get a Para-legal Certificate and worked at Health Master and the US Government Trustee Office be­fore realizing her dream of teach­ing special needs children. June completed her Masters in Special Education and worked at Lang­ford Middle School in Richmond County for years until she became ill and decided to teach in Warren County so that she could live with her parents while under treatment. She taught in Lincoln County brief­ly before leaving because of her illness. June’s vibrant personality, generous welcoming spirit, strong faith, and contagious laugh touched so many lives! She received sev­eral honors as a teacher and was well loved by her family, friends, students, parents, and peers.

She is survived by her loving family: parents, Dr. and Mrs. Nor­man B. Pursley, and nine siblings: Dr. Suzanne Pursley-Crotteau (Gary), Brundage Pursley, Jr., Dr. George Pursley (Brigid), Cathy Cooley, Claire Pursley-Watson (Aaron), Bill Pursley (Kathleen), Louise Waters (Norman), Elaine Myers (Jack), and Alice Woods. She has twelve nephews and eleven nieces, and four great nephews and three great nieces.

If desired, please make dona­tions to the Special Education Departments of Langford Middle School, Lincoln County, Warren County, Lincolnton United Meth­odist Church Children’s Ministry, or South East Hospice.

Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at www.plattsfu­neralhome.com.

Platts Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road was in charge of the arrangements.

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