J. P. 'Purvis' Joyner
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:30 AM
Mr. Joyner, 104, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his residence.
He was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of Philadelphia, MS. He was retired from the U.S. Army serving during World War II in Italy and North Africa. He had worked in retail sales at Turner Hardware for several years. Mr. Joyner was a member of First Church of God in Philadelphia where he served as a worship leader and later as trustee. He was a member of American Legion. He had been a volunteer at the Neshoba County Nursing Home.
Mr. Joyner was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Joyner; daughter, Julia Joyner; son, Allen Wright Joyner; six brothers and sisters.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Caverhill of Philadelphia, Jeri Barefoot (Howard) of Snellville, GA, and Susan Joyner Bobo (Wade) of Philadelphia; one son, Dale Joyner (LaRose) of Philadelphia; 14 grandchildren and their families; numerous nieces and nephews; and caregiver, Lula Robertson of Philadelphia.
Pallbearers were Hal Posey, Ronny Joyner, John Goul, Mike Lewis, Robert Legg and Alan Parkes. Honorary pallbearers were John Barefoot, Mike Goul and Bobby Winstead.