Carolyn Ritter Purvis 62, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC surrounded by her family.


Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm, Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, with the Reverend William Saunders and Reverend Billy Joe Brady officiating, burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM in the church fellowship hall.


Carolyn was a native of Chatham County.  She was a cosmetologist and operated a business with her sister for many years. She loved her family, spending time with them was very important.  She enjoyed shopping, reading, and Hallmark Movies.  Carolyn was ready with a smile for everyone she met. Her dog, Holly was her pride and joy. Carolyn was a daughter of the late Colon Ritter and was preceded in death by brother: Ronald Ritter.


Carolyn is survived by husband: Arthur; daughter; Sandy M Brady and husband Jamie; stepchildren: C. W. Purvis, Bobby Purvis, Tony Purvis, Lisa Chriscoe, David Purvis, Greg Purvis; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; mother: Bonnie Ritter Maness; sisters: Patricia Cheek and husband David, Vickie Ritter; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.


The family would like to especially thank the staff of FirstHealth Hospice for their care, love and support. Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.


Kennedy Funeral home is honored to serve the Purvis family.


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  1. sosorry for your loss.she was a very sweet lady .makes me smile every time i think of her GOD BLESS you all,till we meet again,r.i.p. sweet frienda. sincerely,patbates

  2. Carolyn was one of the most special women I have ever known. She always had a beautiful smile on her face….always there with a kind word and advice when needed. Sandy, Bonnie, Pat, Vickie and family we are so very sorry for your loss. There are really n

  3. Sandy,

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Please know I am praying for you and your family during this most difficult time. Praying God wraps you in his living arms and comforts you.

  4. Sandy & family – – we are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. She was such a sweet person and will be missed. God bless you all during this difficult time. Love & prayers. Bruce & Leah

  5. With Heart-Felt Sympathy and Prayers to all the family. ‘As long as we live and remember our loved ones live within our hearts.’

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