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Kathryn “Kitty” Purnell Houston

Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn “Kitty” Purnell Houston will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Hundley and Gary Thorne officiating.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Visitation Friday 4-7 P.M. and Saturday after 9 A.M. at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Houston, age 86 of Lebanon passed away December 2, 2020.

Born August 29, 1934, in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late Benton and Edna Young Purnell.  She was a homemaker and an avid lover of antiques.  She attended College Hills Church of Christ.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H. F. Houston; brother, Benton Purnell Jr.; and grandson, Blake Houston.

She is survived by daughter, Kathryn (Ken) Tayse; son, Vic Houston; 5 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Roger McKinney, Penny Smith, and Liz Restropo for their devotion, care, and love.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Douglas and Teresa Pipes says:
    So sorry to hear about MsKitty, she was a sweet Lady.Always enjoyed her coming to Poindexter auctions.My husband is the Auctioneer and I use to write the tickets is how I got to know her.Ms Kitty loved coming and always had a good time.Prayers for her all her family.
  2. Anne Donnell says:
    I found Kitty to be a genuine caring person, full of life and energy, willing to work hard to help. I consider myself fortunate for knowing her.
  3. Margaret Busby says:
    So sorry loved her
    • Pamela Auth says:
      Prayers for the family. Kitty was my friend,and my sister in Christ. I loved spending time with her. Kitty was a go getter. The funniest time we spent together was a trip to Panama City where we had to drive a van down for her friend. We had a ball from the restaurant we went too then to the mall which she spent 6 hrs. in Dillards. Then off to her favorite boutique. The flight home was fun for her I hate to fly and she laughed so much at me. She said Pam let me get my handkerchief out to catch that sweat around your upper lip. I’m so glad we said I love you last time I seen her. Forever I will remember Kitty Houston.
  4. Wanda Pulliam says:
    So sorry to learn of the loss of Kitty. She was my sister’s very best friend. I’m sure they are having a party in heaven tonight. My sister was Lela Skelton Wagner. They sure had some good times on earth. Kitty was a precious person and will surly be missed. Love to the family.
  5. Diane Slack says:
    So sorry to hear of Ms. Kitty. She was a wonderful person. She will be missed by so many.
  6. Ken Grissim says:
    So very sorry to hear of another Cousin passing on my mother’s side of the family. Our mothers were sisters. I will remember Kitty’s smile and the many ways we were connected as cousins.
  7. Laura Piper says:
    So sorry to hear this. Prayers for you all.
  8. Connie. Holmes Bush says:
    I am sorry to hear this. I just found out. Praying for you all.
  9. Judy Murphy says:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Kitty Houston she was a wonderful & faithful friend of all her knew her She was a faithful & loyal friend to Judy’s Fashion Boutique I’m so sorry for the family’s loss & we sure will miss her smile & precious acts of kindness
  10. Darryl Marler says:
    So sorry for your families loss.