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Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:26 am

AVA NELL FUSSELL, 80, of Bushnell, FL, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, in Tampa, FL. She was born May 30, 1937 to Manuel and Gladys Sowell in Valdosta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Fussell and her son, Leslie David Fussell. Mrs. Fussell is survived by son: Gary W. Fussell (Wendy) of Bushnell, FL; daughter: Judy Covington of Bushnell, FL; grandchildren: Tonya Sims, Crystal Brown, Stacey Cockcroft, Gary Wayne Fussell, II, Tiffany Whitacre, Austen Davenport, Skye Davenport and Summer Davenport; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers: Levon Sowell (Annette) of Bushnell, FL, Teddy Sowell (Delores) of Bushnell, FL, Danny Drain (Beverly) of Chiefland, FL; and sister, Elaine Thompson of Bushnell, FL. A service will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. (with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00) at Purcell Chapel. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida.