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Bill 'Hoss' Purcell

November 28, 2011

Bill “Hoss” Purcell of Cameron died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Bill married Carolyn Blair on June 10, 2006, in Poteau. He was a member of the James V. Callan Dalite Lodge in Irving, Texas, and a member of the McAlester Masonic Lodge. Bill received his 32nd degree at the McAlester Lodge. Bill was a self-employed truck driver with an attitude and sense of humor.
Bill was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Robin Phillips, and two sisters, Susan Counts and Louise Rose.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two daughters, Crystal Phillips and her husband, Mark, of Cameron, and Rae Duncan and her husband, Donald, also of Cameron; a step-son, Christopher Adams; his mother, Janice Purcell of Fort Smith, Ark.; six grandchildren, Amber, Eddie, and Tory Phillips, Hoss and Jae Duncan all of Cameron, and Kinsey Adams of Poteau; a brother, James Purcell and his wife, Tamara, of Mena, Ark., and many other family, loved ones and friends.
 Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron, with Pastor Travis Cook officiating the service.  The family will greet loved ones and friends at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau. You may leave an on-line message at

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