Mrs. Murphy was born in Rome, Georgia on August 2, 1939, daughter of the late Lonnie Leon Beard and Georgia Lee Parson Beard. She attended the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church #1 and was preceded her husband, Jerry Frank Murphy, and a grandson, Christopher Canada.
Mrs. Murphy is survived by a son, Gregory Murphy; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Tim Canada, Cindy and Danny Jackson, and Karol and Jamie Maples; a sister, Patsy Scott; grandchildren, Daniel Jackson, Kyle Canada, Matthew Jackson, Leslie Mobbs, Megan Robertson, Paige Murphy, Ethan Maples, and Chase Murphy; and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral Service for Mrs. Murphy will be held Monday, April 19, 2010 at 12:00 Noon in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ronald Berry and Rev. Chris Hearne officiating. Interment will follow in the Berea Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and the Ladies Sunday School Class is asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. Murphy will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.