Ruby Purvis

Services for Ruby Lee Morrow Purvis, 93, will be held in Rogers Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday. Ruby, who passed away Tuesday evening at her home, will be buried in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Born in Franklin County on August 8, 1920, Ruby was the daughter of the late William “Willie” and Nancy Florence “Sissy” Shingleton Morrow. A graduate of the Forks of Elkhorn grade school, she went on to work as a seamstress for Fruit of the Loom, retiring after 36 years. Ruby attended Camp Pleasant Baptist Church and was a quilter for more than 20 years, enjoying every stitch and hoping to make others as happy with their quilt as she was creating it.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Lee Whitehouse Howard; her granddaughter, Nancy Lynn Whitehouse Green; her brother, Arthur Morrow; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Vernon Lee, and her ex-husband Basil Purvis Jr.; sisters and brothers-in-law Laura and Jesse Moore and Mattie and Herbert Johnson; brothers and sisters-in-law Green Berry and Otha Morrow, Jay D. and Ruby Morrow, Franklin and Rosie Morrow, James and Eunice Morrow, Jesse and Geneva Morrow, and Lucy Morrow.

Bro. Jeff Sargent will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Mike Morrow, Fred Morrow, Leroy Howard, Dale Roberts, Bob Gregg and Harold Purvis.

Visitation will be held at Rogers from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the Hospice workers who cared for Ruby, and while flowers are welcomed they suggests any contributions in her memory be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.  Online condolences can be made at

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