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Clyde Purvis Veteran
October 31, 2010


Clyde J. Purvis, 77, Clarksville, died Sunday, October 31, 2010, at Veterans Hospital, Nashville, TN. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at Hilldale Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Robertson, Rev. Terry Brown, and Rev. Steve Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with a Masonic service to follow and from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born November 30, 1932 in Wheeler County, Georgia, son of the late Stanley Jackson Purvis and Ather Frances Locke Purvis. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Stanley Talmedge Purvis and David Ned Purvis and a sister, Rachel Culverhouse. Mr. Purvis was owner of Phoenix Auto Sales. He was a veteran of the US Army. Survivors include his wife Barbara Purvis; son, Jeff Purvis (Margo), Clarksville; three daughters, Elaine Wilkinson (James), Clarksville; Jamie Graham (Timmy), Springfield, TN; and Elise Brown (Kevin), Clarksville; eight grandchildren, Aubrey Bryant, Eric Wooten, Andrew Boutwell, Thomas Purvis, Levi Mathews, Arye Boutwell, Clay Purvis, and Landen Mathews; and two great-grandchildren, Ashtyn Bryant and Laci Mathews. Pallbearers will be Thomas Purvis, Clay Purvis, Eric Wooten, Landen Mathews, Levi Mathews, David Purvis, Andrew Boutwell, and Arye Boutwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Garfield Davidson, Chester Albright, Bobby Moore, Nick Sharp, Joe Wallace, and James Eldon Thomas. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37203-2003 or to Gateway Hospice, 1606 Haynes Street, Clarksville, TN 37043. Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at

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Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040