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Purvis Funeral Homes

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    Purvis is also known as: Lamar County / Purvis city.


    The Town of Purvis was incorporated on February 25, 1888 and was founded by and named after Thomas Melville Purves, originally of Marion County, Alabama. Purves, born March 8, 1820 was a second generation Scottish-American whose grandfather immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina in 1765. Purves acquired a land grant in 1870 for a parcel of real estate which was located, at that time, in Marion County, Mississippi. In 1871, Purves moved from his home in Greene County and homesteaded the 160 acres (0. 65 km), along with his wife, Dorothy Abney, born May 14, 1826 in Hinds County, and their five surviving children, to the rural property. Dorothy, also known as Dollie or Dolly, was a doctor who tended the sick of the area and delivered babies. Purves built a two room log cabin for his family with an open fireplace in one room used for cooking and heating. John, Thomas Purves’ third surviving child, was the town’s first Mayor. Thomas and Dorothy’s children are as follows: In 1884, the...

    There are currently 2 funeral home listings for the city of Purvis, Mississippi.

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  • Lacey Chabert (actor and  voice actor) was born in Purvis.

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    Some of the notable people born here have been: Lacey Chabert (actor and voice actor).

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All Funeral Homes in Purvis

Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home
Highway 11 Send flowers
Purvis, MS 39404


Moore Funeral Svc Chapel
706 Main St Send flowers
Purvis, MS 39455