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Bertha Ann (Purcell) McPhatter

October 9, 1921 ~ February 11, 2020 (age 98)

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Mrs. Bertha Ann McPhatter age 98 transitioned on February 10, 2020 at Open Arms Retirement Center in Raeford, North Carolina.  She is the daughter of the late Jordan and Vinnie Purcell.

Mother McPhatter was married to the late Raymond A. McPhatter and was a member of St. James United Church of God.  She served  in many auxiliaries of the church until her health began to decline.  Her husband Elder Raymond A. McPhatter, Sr.,  and three children, Johnnie, David Calvin, and Shirley Ann preceded her in death.

She leaves to forever cherish her memory: 3 sons; Raymond, Jr. (Sennie); Willie, Sr.; both of Raeford; Elder Charles (Anna) of Pinehurst, 1 daughter-in-law, Mary Catherine McPhatter of Columbia SC; 1 son-in-law, Emanuel Harrington of Raeford; 1 sister-in-law, Minnie Bridges (Willie) of Apex, NC; 16 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020; 2 PM at St. James United Church of God.


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 Service Program


February 16, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Buie Funeral Home Chapel
543 Vass Road
Raeford, North Carolina 28376

Funeral Service
February 17, 2020

2:00 PM
St. James United Church of God
303 St. James Street
Raeford, NC 28376

February 17, 2020

4:00 PM
McLauchlin Chapel Cemetery
263 Doc Brown Road
Raeford, NC 28376

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