Jewell Melvin Murphy


Mr. Jewell Melvin Murphy, 91, of Pendergrass died Wednesday January 9, 2013.

Mr. Murphy was born in Jackson County, a son to the late Bill and Eliza Skelton Murphy. He was a veteran of the US Army and served during WWII. Mr. Murphy was retired from the Gainesville-Midland Railroad where he was a Foreman and was a member of Mt. Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Ash Murphy, sisters and brothers, Woodrow, Sprout, Ernest, Floella, Florence, Flossie and Ethel and granddaughter, Kathy Brooks Yearwood.

Survivors include: his children, Ellis Murphy, A.J. Murphy, Ted and Nancy Murphy, Frances and Mike Brooks, Dorothy and Steve Moon, Jimmy and Debbie Murphy, all of Pendergrass; sisters, Clara Thomas of Thomaston, Lilly Evans of Pendergrass, Bunnie Buffington of Gainesville; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Rev. Leroy Gooch officiating. The burial will follow in the Mt. Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Those honored as pallbearers will be Wesley Moon, Jeremy Murphy, David Murphy, Scotty Buffington, Greg Evans, and Gary Buffington. The visitation will be held on Thursday January 10 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in BarrowCountyNews from Jan. 9 to Feb. 8, 2013
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