Ethel May Pickett Cates Purvis
Born: June 3, 1900 in Lauderdale County, MS
Died: May 8, 1995 in Lauderdale County, MS
Services for Ethel May Purvis were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Zero with the Revs. Randy Robbins and Everett Bonner officiating. Burial was to be in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Purvis, 94, of Meridian, died Monday, May 8, 1995, at the residence of her daughter. She was a native of Lauderdale County and an active member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jeanette Knight Smith of Meridian; a son Julian George Cates of Enterprise; 11 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Her husband, D.H. “Dock” Purvis and a son, John Breland Cates, preceded her in death.