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Raymond N. Purvis

Published: Saturday, May 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Raymond N. Purvis

COLETA – Raymond N. Purvis, 81, of Coleta, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at his home. He was employed at Prescott Appliance before his retirement.

Raymond was born Aug. 16, 1932, in Argo Fay, the son of Elmer and Virginia (Groh) Purvis. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Jordan. Raymond married June Stern on Sept. 23, 1956, in Sterling. 

Survivors include his wife, June; two daughters, Denise Linton of Sterling and Robyn (David) Bilbrey of Acworth, Ga.; one sister, Elaine (Charles) Mills of Crump, Tenn.; one brother-in-law, Sharey “Leo” Bonnell; four grandchildren, Benjamin (Kaci) Linton of Morrison, Rachel Linton of Harmon, and Derek Bilbrey and Madelyn Bilbrey, both of Acworth; one great-granddaughter, Elena Linton; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Russell, Robert, and Elmer Jr. Purvis; and two sisters, Marilyn Seeley, and Madonna Bonnell. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church of Jordan in Sterling, with the Rev. Jamie Gallagher, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to First Lutheran Church of Jordan, Coleta Fire Department, and Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.

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