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April 24, 2010

Ralph Purdy

March 23, 1924 - April 23, 2010

ANDERSON — Ralph Purdy, 86, of Anderson, died April 23, 2010, at Community Hospital.

Ralph was born and lived his whole life in Anderson. He and his wife, Jennie, celebrated 58 years of marriage on Feb. 17.

He had worked at Guide Lamp, Delco Remy and Anderson Light and Power and retired from the Water Pollution Department after 21 years of employment. He attended Cross Roads United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Jennie Purdy; three sons, Mike Purdy of Anderson, Mark and Michelle Purdy of Chesterfield, and Ron Purdy of Anderson; brother, John Purdy Jr. of Anderson; sister, Rosemary Lusby of Anderson; three grandchildren, Megan, Matthew and Mason Purdy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and John Purdy Sr.; two brothers, Robert Purdy and Coburn Purdy; and three sisters, Maxine Osborn, Dorothy Hensley and Frances Jarvis.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Guilkey Funeral Home with Pastor John Hackney officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to Cross Roads United Methodist Church.

Online condolences: www.theheraldbulletin.com.

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