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Roger Curtis Pursley

Male 1924 - 2009  (85 years)


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  • Name Roger Curtis Pursley  [1, 2, 3
    Born 29 Aug 1924  Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Clifton, Clifton Forge (Independent City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    SSN issued Bef 1951  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Social Security Number 225-22-1442  [2
    Died 15 Sep 2009  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Roger Curtis Pursley

      Roger Curtis Pursley, 85, of Lake City, Florida, went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2009, Haven Hospice Care Center. He was born in Baltimore, MD to Jessie Curtis Pursley & Julia Mann Pursley. As a very young child he went to live with his grand parents in Clifton Forge, VA.

      Overcoming many obstacles and personal tragedy he graduated top of his class from Eagle Rock High School, Virginia in 1941.

      He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps. in the 1st Infantry Division in the Pacific Theatre of Operations and Guadalcanal from 1941 to 1944.

      He married Bertie Mae Dicks in Washington, D.C. and they lived a life of commitment to each other for 64 years.

      After being discharged from the USMC they moved back to make their home in Lake City. He worked as a radio communications technician for 30 years with the Florida Forestry Service, retiring in December 1978.

      Until his declining health, he was a faithful member of Hopeful Baptist Church and for years taught Sunday School and wherever a need arose, he assisted. He humbly served the Lord each day of his life.

      He is survived by his wife, Bertie Mae, his son and daughter in law, Roger & Janice Pursley of Tallahassee; granddaughters, Vanessa (Jason) Keen of Vero Beach, and Allison (Todd) Carter of Tallahassee; four great grandchildren, Preston, Peyton, and Paige Keen of Vero Beach, and Lauren Carter of Tallahassee; sister, June Mollenhauer and four half brothers, John, Jess, Joe, and Champ Pursley, & many other family and friends.

      Funeral Services for Mr. Roger Pursley will be conducted on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Hopeful Baptist Church with Dr. Rodney Baker and Rev. Scott Stanland officiating.

      Interment will follow in Hopeful Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 5 ? 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

      Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South Highway 441, Lake City 386-752-1954. Please sign the guestbook at gatewayforestlawn.com
    • Haven Hospice Care Center
    Buried 18 Sep 2009  Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I255  tng Genealogy

    Father Jessie Curtis Pursley,   b. 22 Nov 1897 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertie Mae Dicks,   b. 16 Feb 1924, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 2020, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1945  Washington City, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Family ID F84  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug 1924 - Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSSN issued - Bef 1951 - Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 2009 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S621] District of Columbia, Marriage Records, 1810-1953, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;).
      Record for Bertie Mae Dicks
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61404&h=900128939&indiv=try

    2. [S344] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: 225-22-1442; Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Roger Pursley
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=85760225&indiv=try

    3. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Clifton, Clifton Forge (Independent City), Virginia; Roll 2467; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 53.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=97584655&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    4. [S209] Obituary.