Tracey Anne Purvis 60, passed away Thursday April 29, 2021 following a 10-year battle with cancer. She passed away at First Health Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.  

She is survived by her husband David Purvis and her daughter Ashley Rivers (Matt) and grandchildren Hailey, Trevor, Logan & Grace. 

She is also survived by her Father C.B. Bunting Jr (Sue); Siblings: Janeron Stokes (Ed), C.B. “Bud” Bunting III (Kaye), John Bunting (Mary), Marie Mcfayden (Robert),  brothers in law: Melvin Purvis (Judy), Larry Purvis (Betty), Jerry Purvis (the late Beverly), Uncle Douglas “Duck” Bunting (Jean). Many nieces, nephews, and special friends 

Tracey was a wonderful wife, mother, and mimi who truly enjoyed her family, friends, and her horses.

The family would also like to say a special thank you to the nurses and staff at First Health Hospice House. You all are truly angels on earth.  

In lieu of flowers we ask that donations to be made to the First Health Hospice House, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

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  1. My lovely little friend already miss those talks with you Gone but never forgotten Till we meet again my friend

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Tracey. We graduated together from Tarboro Edgecombe Academy. Tracey was so spunky and such fun to be around. She always had that beautiful infectious smile!

    Lifting your family in prayers

  3. My deepest sympathy to her family. Words cannot heal the pain but maybe you can find some comfort in knowing that she
    will be missed by many. May God grant you each peace and strength.

  4. To the Purvis and Bunting family- So very sorry for your loss. Tracy was a classmate at TEA Class of 1979. Over the years I did not have the occasion to see Tracy many times but very glad I got to see her two years ago at our 40th Class reunion. I know she will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers with her family and friends during this difficult time.

  5. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. We graduated high school together at TEA, 1979. It was wonderful seeing Tracy two years ago at our class reunion, as always, she looked fabulous.
    Sending prayers for comfort and peace.🙏🏻

  6. I am terribly sorry to hear about Tracey. I was a classmate of hers at TEA. We graduated together in 1979 and I remember that she had quite a love of horses. I pray that your wonderful memories will comfort you during this difficult time.

  7. So sorry to hear this sad news. I remember going out to eat lunch with her and our group in high school and the love she had for horses and rodeoing. May the good memories give all of the family comfort and may she rest in peace. Prayers for all.

  8. To David and the Bunting family, Keith and I send our deepest sympathy to you all. Tracey was one of my best friends in school and continued to be through the years. We shared our love for horses. I will forever cherish our friendship. Praying for you all.

  9. Dear David and Ashley,

    I am so saddened to learn of your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. Tracey was such a special woman who was strong and tough beyond words. She made a difference in my life and and I was so blessed to have known her. I am so thankful she is now free of her earthly struggles and sorrows.

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