PURNELL JOAN BROOKS died August 7, 2001 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Dallas in 1933, the daughter of Edward B. Brooks and Harriet Van Winkle Brooks. She was a graduate of Highland Park High School and SMU, and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She is survived by her mother; her husband of forty-six years, Locke Purnell, Jr.; a son, Brooks Purnell; a daughter, Kathy Gist; a daughter, Linda Smith; a daughter, Nancy Carter; and ten grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers, Edward B. Brooks, Jr., and Charles Van Winkle Brooks. The children of Brooks and his wife, Lynda Purnell, are Shannon, Jennifer, Valerie, and Jessica; of Kathy and her husband, Mark Gist, are Katy and Sam; of Linda and her husband, Dan Smith, are Hannah and Luke; and of Nancy and her husband, Michael Carter, are Carson and Paige. The deceased was a long time member of North Highlands Bible Church, 9626 Church Road, Dallas, where services will be held in her honor at noon on Friday, August 10, 2001. There will be no other service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or to The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Inc., Woodholme Medical Bldg., Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.