ALBANY -- Edna Ethell Regan, 66, of Albany, passed away, Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Saturday February 18, 2012 in the chapel of Hall and Hall Funeral Home. Reverend Kevin Johnson will officiate and interment will follow at Deep Bottom Cemetery in Norman Park at 4 PM.

Mrs. Regan was born June 13, 1945 in Colquitt County to the late Jesse Purvis and Edna Carver Purvis. She worked for many years as a waitress at Mama Jean's and Aunt Fannies. She enjoyed flower gardening, cooking and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Regan was preceded in death by her brothers, Manning Purvis and Jesse Purvis, Jr.

Survivors include her sons, Gary Stewart and wife, Kim of Leesburg, Shane Regan and wife, Tanya of Albany and Cain Regan and wife, Lucretia of Sylvester; daughter, Nora Hope Runyon and husband, James of Hudson, FL; brothers, Daniel Purvis of Baconton, Robert Hitt of Sylvester and Buddy Purvis of Albany; sisters, Jeanette Moore and Dorothy Thompson both of Norman Park, Linda Sands of Doerun and Shirley Davis of Albany; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

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