First Posted: 3/19/2009
Miriam Britt Purvis, 88, formerly of Garner, but more recently a
resident of Whitaker Glen Retirement Community, died March 17, 2009,
at Mayview Convalesant Center.
The funeral will be 11a.m. Friday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 1200
Benson Road, Garner, Dr. Harvey Whaley presiding. A graveside service
will follow at 3 p.m. Friday in Fairmont Cemetery, the Rev. Emily
Miriam was the daughter of the late Dudley H. Britt and Mae Hall Britt
Miriam was a charter member of Aversboro Road Baptist Church in Garner
and a previous member of First Baptist Church of Garner and the First
Baptist Church in Fairmont. She worked for many years as a secretary
at the State Bureau of Investigation.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Garran D.
Purvis; and four brothers, N.L. Britt, Arthur V. Britt, Dudley H.
Britt Jr. and Carl T. Britt.
Surviving are a daughter, Vicki P. Campbell and husband George, both
of Lancaster, S.C.; a son, Garran D. Purvis Jr. of Garner; two
granddaughters, Amy Campbell Knox and husband Gil, both of Lancaster,
S.C., and Laura Campbell of Waxhaw; three great-grandchildren, Jordan,
Rachel and Grayson Knox; two brothers, David M. Britt of Cary and W.
Earl Britt of Lake Gaston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service at the
funeral home and following the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to the missions program of Aversboro Road
Baptist Church, 1600 Aversboro Road, Garner, N.C., 27529.
To send condolences visit www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.