Linda Purtell, 79, a resident of McComb, MS; passed away July 12, 2020 at her residence. Visitation will be Wednesday July 15, 2020 at Hartman Jones Funeral Home from 12:00 PM until services at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Hollywood cemetery. Dr. Jonathan Speegle will officiate.
Linda was born May 28, 1941 in Prentiss, MS to Paul Bourne and Hilda Langston Bourne. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Linda had a master's degree in education. She taught elementary school for many years in the South Pike and Magnolia area schools. She enjoyed playing golf and tennis. She was a member of a local book club.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother; Scotty Bourne and a step daughter; Brooke Purtell.
She is survived by her spouse; Ted Purtell of McComb, a step son; Mike Purtell of Baltimore, Maryland and a sister and brother-in-law; Kathy and Dennis McPhail of Prentiss, MS, along with numerous other friends and relatives.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 712 McComb, MS 39649.