Lorene Purcell, age 86, of Brownwood passed away July 5, 2008 at a local nursing home.

A longtime resident of Brown County, she was born May 15, 1922 in Caddo County, Oklahoma to Frank and Nona Troub. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

She is survived by three children, Nina Phillips and husband Dwayne of Cross Plains, Danny Carroll and wife Linda of Phoenix, Ariz., and Tommy Carroll and wife Brenda of Troy, Texas; seven step-children, Marie Hays and husband Bill of Brownwood, Tula Simmons and husband Jesse of Brownwood, Betty Jo Anderson of Lake Brownwood, O.J. Purcell of Brownwood, Eddie Purcell and wife Randi of Lake Brownwood, Michael Purcell of Cedar Park, and Larry Purcell of Stephenville, Texas; nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, one sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Fred, her parents, one granddaughter, Billie Loraine Phillips, and several other siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008 in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dwayne Clowers officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith Cemetery, Brown County, Texas.

Davis-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.