HERNANDO

Anne Chatham Purvis, 84, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. She was a member of Hernando United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 60 years. She enjoyed going on mission trips. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hernando United Methodist Church. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, also at Hernando United Methodist Church. Hernando Funeral Home has charge. Anne was born April 10, 1933 to the late Gerald and Minnie Chatham. She was a graduate of Hernando High School and Millsaps College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley “Doc” Purvis and a sister, Carole Moore. Survivors include her daughter, Mindy P. Merkel (James); sons, Edward C. Purvis and Claude Purvis (Beth); granddaughter Mary Anne Purvis; sister Eone Riales (Bob); brother Gerald W. Chatham (Kathy) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando United Methodist Church, 1890 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Hernando, MS 38632.