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Carroll "Tump" Edgar Purvis, Jr.

August 6, 1934 March 10, 2016
Carroll "Tump" Edgar Purvis, Jr.
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Obituary for Carroll "Tump" Edgar Purvis, Jr.

Carroll “Tump” Edgar Purvis, Jr., age 81, of 103 Glennwood Dr., died at Perfect Care Thursday, March 10, 2016. A native of Americus, he was born August 6, 1934, the son of the late Carroll Edgar and Verna Mills Purvis, Sr. Mr. Purvis was a salesman and member of First United Methodist Church. He was a Mason, a member of the National Guard and of the Ham Radio Club where he helped people in other countries get in touch with their families in the United States. He collected and showed vintage Mustangs and loved visiting with people and telling stories and jokes. Mr. Purvis had found an extended family that he loved at Perfect Care. He loved all of his family dearly.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 3:00 PM at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jerry A. Roe, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, March 11, 2016 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel and at other times the home of Keith and Teresa Teasley, 492 GA Highway 49 N. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Phoebe Sumter Hospice, P. O. Box 1434, Americus, Ga. 31709 or to First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lee St., Americus, GA. 31709. Pallbearers include Rob Rush, Danny Purvis, Ben Purvis, Eddie Purvis, Carey Purvis, Nate Bateman, Matt Ledger and Riley Daniels.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nell Welch Purvis of Americus; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Keith Teasley of Americus and Sheryl and Tuck Rush of Americus; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John Lee and Laverne Purvis of Americus and Dan and Bernette Purvis of Hawkinsville; four grandchildren, Hope Teasley, Rob Rush, Hannah Teasley and Mary Nell Rush. He was preceded in death by a brother, Garrett Purvis.

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Visitation

Friday

11

Mar

5:00 PM 3/11/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/11/2016 7:00:00 PM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

At other times the home of Keith and Teresa Teasley, 492 GA Highway 49 N

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Mar

3:00 PM 3/12/2016 3:00:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

200 S. Lee St.
Americus, GA 31709

First United Methodist Church
200 S. Lee St. Americus 31709 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunset Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

120 Upper River Rd
Americus, GA 31709

120 Upper River Rd Americus 31709 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

First United Methodist Church of Americus

200 S. Lee St.
Americus, GA 31709

Phoebe Sumter Hospice

P.O. Box 1434
Americus, GA 31709
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