EMMETT FLOYD PURVIS, MIZE, MS

Emmett Floyd Purvis, 75, of  Mize passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Magee General Hospital.  Born on December 24, 1936, a son of the late Ethel (Keen) and James Edward  Purvis, Mr. Purvis is survived by: a son, Emmett Gregory (Jennifer) Purvis, of Mize; two daughters, Tena Purvis (Ray) Sullivan, of Mize, and Donna Purvis (Fred) Kennedy, of Mize.  Other survivors include:  six grandchildren and one great grandchild; two brothers, Grover Purvis, of Collins; Lester Purvis, of Magee; and a sister, Ella Mae Davis, of Greenville; and family friend, Bobbie Ainsworth, of Mize.  He was preceded in death by wife, Shirley Purvis,  a son, John Edward Purvis, and a daughter, Lillie Mae Purvis. Arrangements entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.  Visitation will be Monday, December 17, 2012, at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Mize, from 5 pm until 8 pm.  Services will be at the church on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at 10:00 am with Rev. Gene Amason and Rev. Jerry Sullivan officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.