Nancy was a member of Wolf Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Leroy Thompson, Harold Thompson and Walter Thompson.
Nancy is survived by: her husband of 44 years, Billy D. Purcell; a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Robert Laramore of Tifton; a brother, Johnny Thompson of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations can be made to the Sid Weber Memorial Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 485, Rabun Gap, GA 30568; or to Paws 4 Life, P.O. Box 216, Clayton, GA 30525.
A memorial service was held Wednesday in the Beck Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Jim Carver and Avery Lawrence officiating.
An additional memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Home in Tifton with the Rev. Avery Lawrence officiating.
Beck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.