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Sam Purvis, Jr

August 18, 1936 ~ October 5, 2017 (age 81)

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Mr. Sam Purvis, Jr., 81, of Wadley passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.

            Mr. Purvis was born August 18, 1936 in Wadley, Ga. to the late Sam Clark Purvis, Sr and Bonnie Warren Stewart Purvis. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin Purvis, Clark Purvis, and Tanny Purvis; sister, Faye Gains; daughter, Janet Slusher. Mr. Purvis loved racing, and fishing. He was of the Baptist Faith.

            Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Abney Purvis of Wadley; son, Paul Purvis (Debra) of Wadley; daughter, Debra Barber (Greg) of East Dublin; brothers, Billy Purvis of Wadley, and Thomas Purvis (Patricia) of Milledgeville; sister, Willie Julie Tapley of Wrightsville; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 with Reverend Joe Bedgood officiating.

           Interment will follow in the Rich Family Cemetery.

           The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Chapman Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers are Lenny Hobbs, Billy Cavannah, Kirtus Smith, Shawn Wombles, Chris McCullars, and Steve Howell.

            Honorary Pallbearers are Clark Garnto, Larry Womack, and Junior Brinson, Mark Smith.

Condolences may be expressed at

            Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Sam Purvis, Jr., 81, of Wadley.

 Service Information

October 6, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

October 7, 2017

12:15 AM
Rich Family Cemetery
Ehrlich Farm Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Funeral Service
October 7, 2017

11:00 AM
Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home
427 N. Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

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