Purnell, Darlene S., 82, of Brooksville, Florida, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the HPH Hospice Care Center.
Born August 5, 1937 in Greenup County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Arthur & Carrie Grace (Burns) Smith. She came to Brooksville 55 years ago and worked as a crossing guard and dispatcher both for the City of Brooksville and the Hernando Sheriff’s Office. She was Baptist by faith.
She is survived by her son, Tommy Oney of Brooksville; daughters, Grace Davis of Brooksville and Tonda L. Frank of Hudson, Florida; brother, Buck McClure of Ravenswood, West Virginia; sister, Patricia Howard of Brooksville; 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
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