STAPLETON, Ga.- Mr. O.E. 'Pete' Purvis, 85, beloved husband of Mrs. Cleo Purvis, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, 2004, in the Mount Beulah Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Sutphin, Russell Davis and Roy Frierson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Purvis was a native of Warren County, He was a retired farmer and had retired as a School Bus Driver from Warren County Schools after 28 years. He attended faithfully at Mount Beulah Baptist Church, where he was the church custodian for over 25 years. He was past Treasurer of the Purvis Lodge Woodmen of the World. He worked as a Volunteer at the Panhandle Volunteer Fire Department and helped get it started.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cleo Purvis, Stapleton; two daughters, Carolyn Smith, Mesena and Barbara Hobbs, Warrenton; two sons, Joey Purvis, Thomson and Ronnie Purvis, Athens; eight grandchildren, Brian Purvis, Brooke Purvis, Brent Purvis, Chris McGahee, Debbie Shugart, Jeff McGahee, Brad Hobbs and Jennifer Thigpen; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Sammy Purvis, Wilbur Purvis, Max Dixon, Sam Kitchens, Jr., Pilcher Thigpen and Mike McGahee.