Katy L. Purdy


Katy L. Purdy, 89, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in Lufkin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 10, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Timpson with Bro. Lamar Denby officiating.
Born October 10, 1931, in San Augustine County, Katy is the daughter of Arbie Flournoy and Zelma Wilkinson Flournoy. Katy grew up in Shelbyville, graduating from Shelbyville High School on May 19, 1950. She went on to complete 9 years of higher education at University of Houston. From September 10, 1950 until her retirement on July 1, 1984, Katy was a secretary for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading, yard work, and tending to her inside plants.  Katy was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by:

Brother, Guy Flournoy and wife Joyce of Shreveport, Louisiana

Sarah V. Lewis and husband John of Huntington
Rachel Brannon and husband Ronnie of Hallsville

Dorothy Flournoy of Longview
Carolyn Flournoy of Tenaha

Brother-in-law, George Duke of Timpson

Also, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, James M. Purdy; parents, Arbie Flournoy and Zelma Wilkinson Flournoy; brothers, Henry D. Flournoy, Clifford E. Flournoy, Paul Flournoy, and Wilburn "Pete" Flournoy; sisters, Betty S. Duke and Weeda Lowry; and brother-in-law, Ray Lowry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to MD Anderson.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com