James “Jimmy” Purkey

Hephzibah, GA – James Robert “Jimmy” Purkey , 77, husband of 50 years to Marian James Purkey entered into rest Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at University Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 P.M., in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Dr. Robert Driggers and Chaplain Kermit Jones officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge 412 and the Shade Tree A’s.
Mr. Purkey was born in Bulls Gap, TN to the late Paul W. Purkey, and Maymie Ramsey. He retired from Tennessee Chemical and the Georgia National Guard. He was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 412.
He was preceded in death by his siblings Frances Maynard, Paul W. Purkey, Jr., and Ann Maynard.
Survivors include his sons, Steve Miller and his wife Tina of Keysville; daughters, Sharon Miller Owens of Augusta and Michaela Purkey Gooding and her husband Steve of Hephzibah; sister, Betty Purkey Carroll of Augusta; five grandchildren, Tony Barrett (Jada), Melissa Jones (Allen), Ben Miller (Brittaney) Leah Owens and Toni Gooding and two great-grandchildren, Brennan and Bentley Miller. Special friends that called him Grandpa, Mike Hannamon and Laron Derrick.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M., at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, Georgia 30906.

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