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Margaret Fern Crowder Purvis

March 7, 1921 — December 23, 2021

Margaret Fern Crowder Purvis, age 100, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Spring Creek Health Care, Murray.

Mrs. Purvis was born on March 7, 1921, in Logan County, Kentucky, to the late Richard Owen Crowder and Nellie Turner Crowder. She lived her entire life in Russellville before moving to Murray to be closer to her daughter. She retired from Kuhn's Corporation and was a member of the United Methodist Temple, Russellville, Kentucky.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas (J.T.) Purvis, whom she married on April 30, 1939; sister, Bertha Crowder Slover; brothers, Ford Crowder and Boyd Crowder; and son-in-law, Phillip Allen.

Survivors include daughter, Carol Allen, Murray, KY; granddaughters, Elizabeth Allen (Robert Gross) of Decatur, Georgia, and Emily Robertson (Wesley) of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and great-grandchildren, Graham, William, and Joanna Robertson.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Russellville, Kentucky, with Rev. Michael Romans officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to United Methodist Temple, 395 South Main St, Russellville, KY 42276 or to the charity of your choice.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

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