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815 Malcolm Avenue
Newport, AR 72112

About the Company

 Mrs. J.R. Purdy, Sr., began Purdy's in 1931. She operated the business from her home for many years. Mrs. Purdy operated the business until her husband; J.R. "Bill" Purdy joined her, after World War II. The Purdys operated the business until they retired in 1974, and were succeeded by their son, John Purdy, Jr., who joined his parents permanently in 1961. "I grew up in this business," John Purdy says.


Purdy and his wife, Rosanna, operated Purdy's together from 1970 until this year. In 1971, the Purdys added gifts to their flower shop and moved into The Village Mall. The year 1987 saw an old Good Year building become transformed into a beautiful 4,000 square foot showplace for their ever growing gift lines, bridal registry and floral designs. "Flowers speak a language of their own; they convey messages that words cannot," Purdy says. "We have been a lot of things to a lot of people, and we like to do a good job in everything we do.


 The customer's satisfaction has always been our top priority," Purdy adds. "We're one of the oldest flower shops in the state of Arkansas and also one of the oldest businesses in Newport," Purdy proudly says. Purdy is a former President of the Arkansas Florist's Association, as was his father, Bill Purdy. 2012 brings a new transition to Purdy's Flowers and Gifts.


 The family owned business was purchased by Sheridan and Jon Chadwell. Sheridan is operating the business in the same manner the Purdy family has followed for 81 years. She continues to lean heavily on John and Rosanna Purdy for advice and guidance from their wealth of knowledge about the floral and gift business. John Purdy's motto has always been "Our customers are our most important asset" and Sheridan Chadwell believes in and uses the same family values that have always guided Purdy's Flowers and Gifts.

Purdy's Flowers & Gifts

815 Malcolm Avenue

Newport, AR 72112

Store Hours:*

Our store hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.

We are closed on Sundays.

To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 1 day prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Our shop will always be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

100% Guarantee

100% Guarantee

Our commitment to you is 100% satisfaction on all your floral and gift purchases. If you are not completely satisfied, let us know by calling (870) 523-5872.


Payment Options

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover/NOVUS
  • American Express


Areas Served

Our shop serves the following areas:

  • Newport and Jackson County
  • Newark
  • Oil Trough
  • Cord, Arkansas.

We also deliver to the following facilities:

  • Craft Funeral Home
  • Dillinger Funeral Home
  • Harris Medical Center/Unity Health Jackson's Funeral Home
  • Lindley Health & Rehab St. Michael's Place
  • Tolerson & Sons Funeral Home


Specialty Services

We specialize in the following services:

  • Large inventory of fresh flowers
  • Tropicals Plants European/dish gardens
  • Contemporary and traditional arrangements
  • High-style floral arrangements
  • Funeral designs
  • Extensive gift line
  • Gourmet and fruit baskets
  • Gift baskets
  • Candles
  • Stuffed animals
  • Balloons

We Offer Woodwick Candles, OXO Kitchen Supplies, NEST Fragrances, Crystal, Frames, Gourmet Foods, Cookware, Lamps, Garden Art, Specialty Jewelry, Children's Toys And Plush Animals And Lots More! Our Inventory Changes Monthly!


Contact Information

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us by e-mail at sheridan.purdys@gmail.com or call us directly at 870.523.5872. We're always here to serve you and make your flower-sending experience a pleasure.


Delivery Policy

A local delivery fee of $8.00 will be added to each order for each address. (For deliveries outside our local delivery area, this fee may vary.) Deliveries to rural addresses will be $2.00 to $9.00 extra delivery charge.

U.S. orders must be received before 12:00 noon in the recipient's time zone to assure same-day delivery.Orders received after that time will be delivered the following day.

We will do our best to accommodate deliveries at specific times of day, but we cannot guarantee it.

We are unable to make deliveries on Sundays. Deliveries requested on this day will be delivered the following business day.

Delivery of orders to rural route addresses or cemeteries cannot be guaranteed.

We will be happy to accept your international orders if you call our shop directly. We are unable to accept international orders over the Internet.


Substitution Policy

Occasionally, substitutions may be necessary to create your bouquet due to the availability of certain flowers in various parts of the country. Care is taken to maintain the style, theme and color scheme of the arrangement, using flowers of equal value. Additionally, the substitution of certain keepsake items may be necessary due to increased demand, especially during major holidays. In single-flower arrangements, such as an all rose bouquet, or orchids, we will make every attempt to match the flower type, but may substitute with another color.


Privacy Policy

This privacy statement has been created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting customer privacy.

Information We Collect

If you open an account on our site or make a purchase, we need your contact information including your name, e-mail address and mailing address to complete your transaction.

When you visit our website, we also collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. We use this information to determine our users demographics and interests, so that we can better understand and serve our users.


Cookies are small files which store certain information about your activity on the website and are stored on your computers hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. We use cookies to let us know that you are a prior customer, so that you dont have to reenter information you gave us on your prior visits. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but most allow you to instruct your browser to prevent the use of cookies. However, if you disable cookies, you will not be able to use certain features of this website.

Our Use and Disclosure of Your Information

When opening an account or making a purchase, you have an opportunity to opt-in or opt-out from receiving emails from us. If you opt-in to receive information from us, we may use your purchase history, contact information and other registration information to provide you with more relevant information and email content. We may send emails to our users regarding changes in our services or other information we believe will be of interest to our users. If you prefer not to receive these emails, you can send us an email with the subject line no emails or reply to our email with the subject line no emails.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities on our site, we may collect such information. We may use that information and other information that we obtain from your use of our site to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our agreement for Terms of Use.

We may share aggregate statistics about our sales, traffic patterns and related site information with other businesses, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

We may share your information with Teleflora and other reputable vendors for the purpose of sending out special offers via email and/ or in connection with the services provided by our site such as the delivery of flowers. Your information will not be shared for any other purpose and will be kept secured.

We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Statement. For example, we may be required to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that may be illegal or may expose us to legal liability.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

All user credit card information is securely communicated using secure socket layer (SSL) software, which is the industry standard and among the best software available for secure commerce transactions.

All user information stored on our server is stored in an encrypted format. Notwithstanding these efforts, we caution you that perfect security does not exist on the Internet.

Linked Sites

If this site contains any links to other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Changes to Privacy Statement; Consent

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. You should check this page periodically for changes. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by us as described in this Privacy Statement.

Questions and Comments

We welcome your questions and comments about this Privacy Statement.