Martha Murphy

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Pettigrew Murphy NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Memorial Services for Mrs. Martha Janet Pettigrew Murphy, 86, of East Pine Grove Avenue, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest November 2, 2016, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Rev. Talmadge A. "Joe" Bowden officiating. Mrs. Murphy was a resident of North Augusta, having lived most of her life in Augusta with her husband, Tom Murphy, and their five children. She worked as an operator with Southern Bell, a bookkeeper at Southside Hardware, and tax consultant at Rhodes-Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was an avid reader and bridge player. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life; a good book, good coffee, the laughter of a child, gardening, working crossword puzzles, her furry companions, and feeding the birds. She will be remembered most for her selfless love and caring for others, which she instilled in her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Daniel Murphy; her granddaughter, Angela Spence White; three sisters, Hilda Reel, Kathryn Osborne and Dorothy Hill; two brothers, Bobby Pettigrew and Jim Pettigrew. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Kathryn "Kitty" and Mike Garrett, Augusta, Cecilia Ann "Cissy" and Joe Bowden, Augusta, Susan Elizabeth Murphy, North Augusta, and Sara Patricia Murphy, North Augusta; one son, Thomas Daniel Murphy, Jr., Graniteville; eight grandchildren, John Joseph "Trey" Brittingham (Kelly), Brian Patrick Brittingham, Michael C. Garrett, Jr. (Kate), Ryan Jones, Sara Cenicola, Shaina Murphy, Patrick Groover, and Megan Murphy; eight great-grandchildren, Ansley, Lindsey, Mary Lorick, Harper, Grace, Finley, Ayla, and Brooklyn; a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Mrs. Murphy, practice random acts of kindness. The family would like to extend extra special thanks to Regency Hospice for taking care of our mother. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181). Visit the registry at

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2016
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