Mary M. Purvis

Published 11:06 am Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FRANKLIN—Mary Modlin Purvis died on Sept. 20, 2014, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Purvis was born on Oct. 5, 1921, in Kelford, North Carolina.

She was the daughter of Luther Roland Modlin and Sallie Mae Jernigan Modlin.

Mrs. Purvis was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Kyle R. Purvis, and a brother, Luther R. Modlin Jr.

She is survived by two sons, Kyle R. (Robbie) Purvis Jr. and his wife, Carolyn of Franklin; Glenn L. Purvis and his wife, Carla of Eastville, Virginia; four grandchildren, Chris Purvis (Dawn), Amy Purvis (Scott), Charles Purvis (Jennifer) and Michael Purvis (Emily); four great-grandchildren, Nadia Purvis, Megan Purvis, Hannah Purvis and Ava Purvis; and a special daughter-in-law, Martha Purvis James of the Eastern Shore, Virginia.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents at the Village at Woods Edge for their 14 years of care and friendship. Also, a special thanks to the staff at Southampton Memorial Hospital Skilled Care Unit and Dr. Michael Ponder for their compassionate care during Mrs. Purvis’s final days.

A private burial will be held at a later date.