Grace Cosby Puryear

January 3, 1948March 16, 2018

Grace Cosby Puryear, 70, of Ashland, passed away on March 16, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Cosby. She had a kind heart and went out of her way to help others. Grace is survived by her husband, Norman Puryear; daughter, Tina Puryear; father, Dudley "Doodle" Cosby; sister, Melody Smith (Skip); brother, Dudley "Bubba" Cosby (Paula); numerous nieces and nephews, and last of all, life's dear friend of 50 years, Carolyn Trainham. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 5-8 pm at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in Grace's honor. Online condolences may be registered at


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, March 22, 2018

Grace Cosby Puryear

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March 22, 2018

Dear family, may the God of all comfort (Psalm 83:18) strengthen you at this difficult time and may your cherished memories of your wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt console you until the day you are reunited by means of the promised resurrection- Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.