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Doris Hicks Purvis

May 1, 1926 — June 6, 2021

Doris Hicks Purvis of Macon joined the angel’s choir in Heaven in the early morning hours of June 6, 2021. She was 95 years old.

Mrs. Purvis was active in several churches during her late husband, Reverend James Purvis’ career. She was involved in both the adult and children’s choir. Mrs. Purvis was an excellent pianist and loved playing her guitar. A fierce competitor, she was an athlete in many different sports. Mrs. Purvis was an active resident of Baptist Village of Macon for more than 10 years. At Baptist Village, she entertained on the piano and guitar, gave announcements to the fellow residents, and assisted with other programs into her early 90s.

She was born on May 1, 1926, in Metter, Georgia, to the late Johnie and Anna Hicks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Thomas Purvis, Jr. as well as two granddaughters, Stacey Franks and Kelli Franks.

All of her extended family will miss her beautiful smile and gracious nature. Any tears will be joyful because of the reunion she is enjoying in heaven with so many family members and friends who went to be with the Lord.

Those who are left to cherish her memory are her son, Don Purvis of Watkinsville; daughter, Joyce Purvis Franks of Batesburg, South Carolina; grandchildren, Austin Franks (Laura Serra) of Pelion, South Carolina, Dameon Franks (Jessica) of Batesburg, Colin Purvis of Atlanta, Georgia, and Courtney Purvis Stabb (Chris) of London, England; and great grandchildren, Ayden, Trinity, and Rowyn Franks, all of Batesburg.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at McCullough Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin immediately following visitation at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Mrs. Purvis will be laid to rest next to her husband at Magnolia Park Cemetery. For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in memory of Doris to Baptist Village, 6000 Plantation Way, Macon, GA 31210.

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