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Dora Purvis

Dora Ann Purvis, 75 years old, died December 12, 2008 at her home in Davis, California. She was born in Thomasville, Alabama to Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Gates.

Dora was a resident of Davis for 48 years and was employed by Hunt Wesson Foods, Inc. until her retirement in 1987. She was a wife and homemaker to Carlos Herman Purvis for 57 years. They raised two children, a son and a daughter. Dora was a member of the Reliable As of Sacramento, CA.

Dora was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers; two sisters; son, Carlos Wayne Purvis and her husband, Carlos Herman Purvis.

Dora is survived by her Daughter, Debbie Purvis of Davis, CA; three grandsons: Justin and Jeremiah Purvis of Alaska and Carlos D. Purvis of Woodland, CA; sister, Nellrie Bateman of Hammond, Louisiana; sister Margaret Robinson and brother, Bradley Gates both of Mobile, Alabama; three great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside services will be held Friday, December 19, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road under the direction of Wiscombes Davis Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Doras memory Yolo Hospice; P.O. Box 1014; Davis, CA 95617-1014.

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Debbie, I saw the obituary in the Enterprise and wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Ann Majestic

Ann Majestic Dec 18 2008 12:00 AM

We feel so heart broken for such a beautiful woman to have to leave earth at this time of the season. thoughts of Jeremiah, Dear Grandma, I am going to miss you so much. I know you are in a better place, probaley on a portch watching my Dad and Grandpa work on cars, laughting and having a good time! I know you really missed them, and I know now you are really with them. I love you and I will see you soon one day. Our hearts and thoughts really go out to Debbie her daughter and her grandson Carlos, who where there for her through all of this. Lots of love Jeremiah, Gemma and Kids

Jeremiah and Gemma Purvis Dec 18 2008 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to the family at this time. Annie is once again dancing with Herman! We miss them! Our Model A buddies. May they be joyously cruisn'. Love from Bob and Ann Noel

Bob and Ann Noel Dec 16 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Debbie and Family, It is always hard to say good-bye to our loved ones and it is even more difficult when it is your Mother. As you know, Adreon and I have enjoyed knowing both your Mother & Father for over thirty years. We often commented on how fortunate we were to have all of you as our extended family. We had so many wonderful fun adventures driving our Model A cars around most of California and Oregon and to Colorado and N.Dakota. We always were busy creating many, many happy memories that help me to survive today. I am sure that eventually the many happy good memories you have made with your Mother during your lifetime together will eventually bring smiles instead of tears. It takes a long time, but one day you will laugh again. Remember it is important to keep making good memories because that is all we really ever have left. My prayers are with you & yours. Much Love and manny hugs, Jean

Jean Johnston Dec 16 2008 12:00 AM