Former Lamar County constable passes away

Funeral services will be held today for longtime Lamar County constable Ricky Purvis.

The 58-year-old Purvis died Friday.

In addition to serving as constable for the district for nine years, Purvis was also a Baptist Minister, most recently serving as pastor of East Main Baptist Church in Lumberton.

He was also a former chaplain for the Mississippi Constable Association.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Purvis.