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Danice Elizabeth Green Purcell

Danice Elizabeth Green Purcell, age 84, passed away on January 10, 2023, in Atlanta, GA. She became ill while visiting with family for the Christmas holidays.

Danice was born November 24, 1938, to Dan and Lucille Green in Lebanon, Tn. She was a 1956 graduate of Lebanon High School.

Danice was a devoted wife to Burton “Bucky” Gilbert Purcell whom she married on September 5, 1959. Together they had three deeply loved children who deeply loved them: Brian (Susie) Purcell of Decatur, Ga; Tracy (Jeff) Nicholas of Atlanta, Ga; and Russ (Debbie Williams) Purcell of Memphis, Tn.  She had five grandchildren and two great grandchildren who she dearly loved.

Along with her children, she is survived by two sisters, Kathy Green Lowery of Brentwood, Tn. and Sherrie O. Green of Lebanon, niece and nephew Wendi Lowery Dalby and J.D. Lowery of Nashville, Tn. and other nieces and nephews in Tn. and beyond.

Danice is preceded in death by her husband Burton “Bucky” Purcell; mother, Lucille Forbes Green; and her father Dan V. Green. At his death in 2014, Bucky and Danice had shared fifty-five wonderful years together.

Most of their married life was spent in Paris, Tn.  They had also lived in Murphy, N.C. and Bennetsville, SC.  They moved to Lebanon a few short weeks before Bucky’s death.

In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Danice was always involved in community and church wherever they lived.  She particularly loved to participate in church music programs.  She sang in the adult choir and directed children’s choirs at First Baptist Church, Paris and First Baptist Church, Lebanon.

She was an avid sports fan and followed the Tennessee Titans, Tennessee Volunteers football and the Atlanta Braves.  She loved going to the beach with her children and other travel opportunities, most recently to Ireland.

This past Thanksgiving Day, Danice celebrated her 84th birthday, in Atlanta with her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 18, 2023 at First Baptist Church, Lebanon, TN with visitation preceding the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phoebe Connections Scholarship Fund (phoebeconnections.com) or First Baptist Church, Paris, TN (fbcparis.org).

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Glenda baddour palmer says:
    I went t school with Denise. She was good friend of my sisters. Rip
  2. failor Sharon says:
    Danice, will be so missed among us Phoebes as she was always ready to do what ever was needed and she alway made cake for the scholarship fund raiser. I miss her as we were seat buddies as well as her sister Sherri at Church. My condolences to her Family
  3. Haywood Barry says:
    Danice was a High School Friend. She was such a happy person. So sorry to learn of her passing. My condolences to her family. Haywood Barry, Class of 1955.
  4. Steve and Linda McCadams says:
    We were got to know Danice and Bucky through mutual friends, Mike and Judy Garner. Danice was cheerful and always wearing a smile. Our deepest condolences to your family.
    Steve and Linda McCadams
    Paris, TN

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