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Mary Purvis

September 22, 1929 — October 9, 2015

Mary Frances Brady Purvis, 86, of Bennett, went home to be with the Lord on October 9.  She was born September 22, 1929.  A native of Chatham County, she was the daughter of Purfoy and Sadie Ruth Jones Brady.  Mary was a member of Beulah Baptist Church, where she had served as a former Sunday school teacher, a Bible school teacher and handy helper.  She sat on the back row of her church for 60 years or more.  Mary wore many hats.  She helped with farming, was a school bus driver, and kept children in her home.  She was the “go to” and secretary for the cabinet shop for years and years.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Nuby Melvin Purvis who passed away in 1991.  They had a wonderful life together.  Mary is survived by their five loving children:  Neal Lea Purvis and wife Lynne, of Spencer, Andy Melvin Purvis and wife Glenda, of Seagrove, Debra Purvis Chriscoe, of Robbins, Dale Purvis Craven and husband Wayne, of Greensboro, and Mark Reynolds Purvis and wife Cheryl, of Bennett.  Surviving grandchildren are Hank Craven, Melissa Chriscoe Garner and husband Randall, Valerie Chriscoe Richardson and husband Ethan, Heather Purvis Resino and husband John, Devan Purvis and Chris Davis.  Surviving great-grandchildren are Trisha Davis, Ryan Davis and Brian Garner.  Surviving brothers are Gurney Brady and wife Nancy, of Bennett and Nathan Brady and wife Carol of Mocksville.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Beulah Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Neal Jackson and Dr. Curtis L Barbery.  The viewing will be one hour prior to the  service (2-3 p.m.) at Beulah Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service in Beulah Baptist Cemetery.  The family would like to thank her church family, neighbors, friends and Hospice of Randolph County for being so good to her.  If lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund at 8454 Howard Mill Road Bennett, NC 27208.

Micah 6:8  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

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