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"The Friendly Neighbor Show" Host Dies At 71

A great West Virginia and true American hero has passed away.

Elaine Purkey, singer, songwriter, activist, and a producer, performer, and host of The Friendly Neighbor Show on WVOW, died on Wednesday on Thomas Memorial Hospital.

She also taught an after-school music program for the Clay Center of Arts and Sciences.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday at Freeman Funeral Home in Chapmanville.

Purkey was 71 years old.



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