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SOUTHPORT — Robert “Bob” Purnell, 94, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

Mr. Purnell was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Wales, England, to the late Robert and Olive Purnell.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Purnell; and three daughters, Elizabeth, Katherine and Cindy.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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