Linda Purtell, 79, of McComb, passed away July 12, 2020, at her residence. Services were held July 15 at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home, with burial following in Hollywood Cemetery. Dr. Jonathan Speegle officiated.
Linda was born May 28, 1941, in Prentiss, to Paul Bourne and Hilda Langston Bourne. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Linda had a master’s degree in education. She taught elementary school for many years in the South Pike and Magnolia area schools. She enjoyed playing golf and tennis. She was a member of a local book club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Scotty Bourne; and a step-daughter, Brooke Purtell.
She is survived by her spouse, Ted Purtell, of McComb; a step-son, Mike Purtell, of Baltimore, Md,; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Dennis McPhail, of Prentiss; along with numerous other friends and relatives.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 712, McComb, MS 39649.