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Sarah Ruth Purvis Gardner

1926 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Mrs. Sarah Ruth Purvis Gardner

Purvis, MS

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at Jones & Son Chapel in Hattiesburg for Mrs. Sarah Ruth Purvis Gardner, 88, of Purvis. Sarah was born to the late Will and Sarah Purvis, the youngest and last of eleven children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claudie Gardner. Bro. Greg Bennett will officiate with burial to follow in the Boone Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Jones & Son Funeral in Hattiesburg.

Sarah spent her youth serving the USO at Camp Shelby while her husband served in WWII. She was an active member of the community and a devoted Christian. Sarah spent many years working at Movie Star as a seamstress. She was known not only as a loving wife, but a genuine optimist. Through all life's struggles, she maintained her belief that people were innately good at heart. Her outlook on life was simplistic, but whole heartedly maintained - "it's all right, everything will work out in the end." She didn't fear death but embraced the day she would be surrounded by those she loved once again.

She is survived by her son, John F. Gardner, Sr.; granddaughters, Mary Joyce Williams and Heather Gardner; grandson, John Freddie Gardner, Jr. and great-grandchildren, Joshua Williams and Patrick Gardner.


Published in the Hattiesburg American on Feb. 20, 2014
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