MR. MAYLON HOMER PURCELL, age 90, of Dry Valley Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday (April 14, 2009) morning in Cartersville, Georgia. A native of Ashland, Georgia He was born to the late Adolphus Homer and Maude Whitfield Purcell on February 14, 1919. Mr. Purcell, a graduate of Cornelia High School,  received his Bachelors Degree in Agriculture from Habersham College and Masters Degree in Agronomy from the University of Georgia. He was a member of Summerville First United Methodist Church and for 30 years was the Co-operative Extension Agent for University of Georgia in Summerville. Mr. Purcell was Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force during WW II serving in the South Pacific

Surviving are wife-Macie Crow Purcell; daughters and son-in-law-Nancy Purcell Hyte of Atlanta and Nancy Kathy Purcell and Gary Floyd of Cartersville; sisters-Marion Purcell Anderson of Toccoa, GA.; brother-James Alfred Purcell of McKinsey, TN.; grandchildren-Jamie Woodward and Eric Brown, Noah Simpson Hyte, Rebekah Lois Hyte, Louis Jacob Hyte; step grandchildren-Jarrod Floyd and Anna Elaine Floyd; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday (April 16th) at 10:30 A.M. from the Summerville First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hix officiating, interment in Rose Hill Cemetery-Royston, GA. 4:30 P.M. Thursday. Visitation will be Wednesday (April 15th) from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements