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Sylvia Conner Purcell Corum

May 23, 1926 — August 4, 2022

Sylvia Conner Purcell Corum

Mrs. Sylvia Conner Purcell Corum of South Boston, VA passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at the Commonwealth Assisted Living.  She was born May 23, 1926 in Halifax County, VA and was 96 years old.  She was the daughter of the late J. Walter Conner and the late Fannie Irby Conner and was married first to the late Charles F. Purcell, Sr. and then to the late Buford T. Corum.


She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired bookkeeper for Pextile, Inc.


Mrs. Sylvia Conner Purcell Corum is survived by:

Her Son

Charles F. Purcell, Jr. of Townsville, NC

One Grandson

Charles Tyler Purcell of Henderson, NC

Two Sisters

Mary Ellen Holt of Scottsburg

Rosalie Bray of Halifax

One Brother

Sherman Conner of Halifax

A number of nieces and nephews


***Preceded in death by***

Two brothers, Wiley and Garland Conner


Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Garrett Bowman officiating.


The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.


Those wishing to give memorials please consider love offering to someone of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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