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John C. Purvis

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John was born on September 26, 1919 and passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

John was a resident of Cayce, South Carolina at the time of passing.

Mr. Purvis graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1940 from Wake Forest University and earned a Masters Degree in Geography from the University of South Carolina in 1969.

He served as Chief Aerographer in the U.S. Coast Guard in the North Atlantic during WWII, when he was involved with the crucial weather forecasts preceding the invasion of Normandy.

John was married to Johnsie.

Funeral services will be held at 10am Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Congaree Presbyterian Church in Cayce, with the Reverend John D. White officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3pm, Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Indian Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Stanfield, NC. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm this Friday, October 2, 2009, at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Tri-County, 166 Stoneridge Drive, Ste 100, Columbia, SC 29210 or Congaree Presbyterian Church, 1221 Lafayette Ave., Cayce, SC 29033.