Mrs. Merle B. Purvis of Enterprise. passed away, Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She was 88. Graveside services will be held at Bethany Baptist Church cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ralph Jones officiating. The family will receive friends, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Searcy Funeral Home. Mrs. Purvis was born Nov. 21, 1918, to Walter and Linnie Mae Bass Bonner in the Damascus community near New Brockton. She was a nurse for many years before retirement. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Enterprise. She was the best mother and grandmother in the whole world to all of us. Mrs. Purvis was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Purvis, her parents, and a granddaughter-in-law, Bonnie Willis. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Willis, Headland, Phyllis Adkison, Enterprise; brother-in-law, Wallace Purvis, Elba; grandchildren, Neil Willis, Dothan, the Rev. Davis (Phyllis) Willis, Newton, Tracy (Max) Whittaker, New Brockton, Amy (Steve) Lako, Macon, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Hilary Willis, Dothan, Ben Willis, Jessica (James) Betsill, Headland, Rickelle Willis, Atlanta, Ga., Christopher Lee, Birmingham, Sam Willis, Newton, Sawyer, Grady and Scout Whittaker, New Brockton, Emma and Anna Lako, Macon, Ga. Mrs. Purvis grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The familys deepest gratitude goes to all of the staff on Hall 2 at the Enterprise Health and Rehabilitation for the excellent care and love you gave to our loved one for so long. May God richly bless you all. Searcy Funeral Home in Enterprise, (334) 347-2517, is in charge of arrangements.
Adopt a Pet 5-17-2013
The Dothan Animal Shelter and Save a Pet need your help in placing lovable animals into good homes.
Two Dothan Men Arrested for Burglary
Ryan Rodriguez and Lamar Wade were arrested for breaking into a Dothan home.
Unedited: James Reading Seeks Another Term
Incumbent claims the city is in good shape.
Houston County Rabies Clinic Offered Saturday
If you've got pets you might want to take a look. You can get their rabies vaccination this weekend without even having to go to the vet....
WCSO Deputies Use Bike Patrol as Another Crime-Fighting Tool
The Walton County Sheriff's Office adds bike patrol to their department.
Students Get Fit Using Video Games
Working up a sweat in PE by playing video games? That's how Cloverdale Elementary Students are staying fit.
House Agriculture Committee Approves New Farm Bill
New five year bill includes cost savings and reforms.
Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida's 2012 Uniform Crime Report
Floridians are safer today than any time in the last 42 years.
Sessions Applauds Letter On Water Reservoirs
Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement concerning the use of federal reservoirs.
Memorial Day Brings Lifesaving Seatbelt Warning
Click It or Ticket Launching to Remind All Motorists to Buckle Up