George Dunnie Murphy, Sr., 78, of Beaumont, died Monday, November 12, 2012. He was born on August 20, 1934, in Helbig, to Angie Tallina Murphy and Ben Edward Murphy, and had been a lifelong resident of the area. George retired as owner of Murphy's Upholstery. Survivors include his children, Sherrie Colligan and her husband, Jimmy; George E. Murphy, Jr., and his wife, Cathy; Michael Murphy and his wife, Ruthie; and Cindy Cobb and her husband, Darrell; brother, James Earl Murphy; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of fifty-four years, Blanche Elizabeth Stanfield Murphy; and brother, Carroll Donald Murphy. A gathering of Mr. Murphy's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Bland Cemetery, Orange. Memorial contributions may be made to
, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701. The family would like to send a special thank you to Joy and Paul Lopez for their love and dedication while caring for Mr. Murphy. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 14, 2012