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Clay Allen Purnell

September 11, 1996 — June 25, 2022

Clay Allen Purnell, 25, of New Castle passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 following injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born September 11, 1996 in New Castle to Melonie (Black) Friddle and Ryan Purnell.

Clay attended New Castle High School and later earned his GED through IVY Tech Community College. He had worked at LJ’s Quick Mart for several years but currently was employed at Avery Dennison in Greenfield. Clay loved having a good time wherever he was and would always enjoy a cold beer with friends. He lived life to the fullest and loved many things including anything outdoors, fishing with grandpa, kayaking, swimming, music, concerts, cooking, gaming and traveling with friends. Clay was selfless and would put others needs before his own. He will be greatly missed by all his life touched.

He is survived by his parents, Melonie Friddle and Ryan (Lyndsey) Purnell; fiancé, Michaela Current; brother, Nicolas Friddle; father figure, Jason Friddle; grandparents, Kathy (Frank) Purnell, Carol (Mark) Mifsud, Charles (Tana) Black; aunt and uncles, Diana (Jim) Kinnaman, Mandy (Brian) Belt and their children and Mandy Garner and her daughter, Maddox Purnell; great aunt, Nita Young; cousins, Cameron Kinnaman (Alyssa Ketron) and Courtney (David) Lentz; extended Mifsud family and many close friends.

He is preceded in death by his uncle, Eric Purnell and lifelong dog, Sebastian.

A celebration of life for Clay will be held from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 1727 West County Road 200 North, New Castle, Indiana. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. You may contribute to Clay’s celebration via Venmo @LongLiveCP or by bringing donations to the celebration or donations may be to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service to offset funeral expenses by Clicking Here . You may express condolences or share a memory of Clay at .
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