Donna Ruth West Purcell

Profile Updated: July 20, 2022
Residing In: Belews Creek, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: none
Homepage: Now on ebay under dopurcell2012
Occupation: Self-employed (Ebay Seller, Etsy Shop, jewelry design) Look me up on Chrome or IE as dopurcell2012. I'm well known on the net.
Children: Jason Wade Purcell - 1979
Ryan West Purcell - 1981
Nathan Ryan Purcell - Grandbaby born 12/15/07
Street Address:

8200 Montgomery Ridge Rd, P. O. Box 26(required)

E-mail address:

School Story:

I was one of the shy withdrawn kids. Never popular. Thats why I don't expect many will even remember me. I was in the PEP Club, Future Homemakers of America (boy has that one gone out the window), swinging Eaglette my senior year. Never dated much, too shy. I came out of my shell when I graduated and expanded my friends. One of the things I really remember about high school is Steak Plates on Wednesday with french fries. Dancing at the ball games with the Eaglettes. I'll never forget the time we danced at the Reynolds game at Bowman Gray and half of us turned the wrong way on the 50 yard line, we really look well choreographed with that feasco.....I still enjoy dancing....I just don't wear that little short skirt and carry pom poms. I have a flower from the courtyard pressed in my annual.

Elementary School Attended


Junion High School Attended



Well since high school. I have stayed in the Winston-Salem area. I went to Forsyth Tech for two years got an AAS in Exec. Sec. Science. Worked for 6 years. Got married in 1977 a guy from North Forsyth. Moved to the Pfafftown area lived there until 1986. We moved back to Belews Creek into a new home. Went back to school in 1994 got a BS in Business. Married for 25 great years until my husband Wade went midlife crisis on me. Divorced now. Have worked for myself and in corporate world for 35 years. Have rental property, work with an online travel business now. Want to travel before I am "Over the Hill" and in good health. I have two beautiful boys who are now 28 and 30...the youngest is married with a baby now 2 years old....he is so beautiful....its alot more fun being a grandparent.....

This year has not been good, business has not been good......its hard to determine who your true friends are most of the time.

I have recently worked with the Census....which I enjoyed very much. The only job I have ever had that allowed me to work and use the experience I have in real estate and get good money for it. It was a very pleasant job and I enjoyed meeting lots of different people. I hope to work with them again.

I now have an Ebay Store, for 5 year, doing really well with it. I sell jewelry, tablewares such as fabric napkins, napkin rings, placemats. Both New and pre owned items and an occasional unique item. I also have started designing my own bead embroidery jewelry. You can find me on Chrome or IE as dopurcell2012. I'm very well known on the internet.

Thats about it for my exciting life......

Donna Ruth's Latest Interactions

Oct 29, 2022 at 8:49 AM

I never knew John Blue, but we are at the age that things just happen.  My family lost 2 family members this summer one very suddenly.  Hug them and keep them close, you never know.

Jul 20, 2022 at 4:18 PM

Are there any local groups or clubs for older people such as ourselves? Book clubs, garden clubs, travel clubs, etc. Just groups that get together to eat, good conversation, glass of wine, etc.???? just wonder5ing.

May 19, 2022 at 8:25 AM

Great Update. You look great. Now your kids would call you a hot chick......chuckle.

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Oct 07, 2021 at 7:59 AM
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Jul 31, 2021 at 9:07 AM
May 15, 2021 at 9:19 AM

Handmade and Designed Bead Embroidery Bracelets. Check out my latest Designs. You can find me at and I only have a few online. I have others that I have not listed. If interested you can also contact me locally at

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Nov 02, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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Nov 01, 2019 at 8:24 AM
Oct 30, 2019 at 7:55 AM

Happy Birthday. Check out my online businesses. and

The ecrater site showcases my Designer Handmade Bead Embroidery Bracelets. My ebay store has a variety of quality items both NEW, pre owned and unique. Below is an example of one of my designer bracelets.

Oct 25, 2019 at 7:37 AM

Rose Ellen, how are you? Happy Birthday.

Oct 11, 2019 at 7:40 AM And

Treat yourself to a nice birthday present.

Oct 09, 2019 at 2:06 PM

You didn't have trouble holding a job, its a government job, you can get by with anything and still have a job.

Oct 09, 2019 at 2:04 PM

It is just a birthday? I don't want any more of them. Do you?

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Oct 07, 2019 at 4:58 PM
Oct 07, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Happy Birthday.

Sep 26, 2019 at 7:50 AM

Isn't it nice when some of our classmates have money to do things like attend the reunion and other functions that make life easy and enjoyable. Some people still have to work and depend on others for support. I try to use my talents for creativity, education and experience to expand my income. Everyone likes a little comfort in their later years. You can find my Designer Bracelets at and I also have this one and a few others at I also have wedding bracelets.

Sep 25, 2019 at 4:55 AM

Check out my newest designs Also a small selection on ebay

Sep 09, 2019 at 8:23 AM

You can find my designs at I also have this one and a few others on ebay at Check out my ebay listings, I not only sell my designer bracelets but also other quality items, Placemats, napkins, some clothing, shoes,vintage purses and other unique items.

Posted: Apr 14, 2014 at 1:45 PM
Self portrait