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THERESA C. MURPHY, 85, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Born Feb. 5, 1929, in Springfield, Ky., she went to the big city of Louisville when she was a young girl. There, she met Carlos Murphy and was married for 48 years. They lived a wonderful life in Fort Wayne, where Theresa retired from the Fort Wayne Community School system. "Terri", what her friends called her, enjoyed being a homemaker, camping, travel, playing cards, and being active at First Baptist Church. Both Theresa and Carlos retired to Florida after traveling and camping in all of the states except two. Theresa will be greatly missed by her family and her friends. Theresa is survived by daughters, Gwen Murphy of Buford, Ga. and Shiela (William) Rosswurm of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jennifer Dale of Muncie, Ind., Jonathon (Rachel) Rosswurm of Berne, Ind., Abby (Doug) Nethaway of Muncie, Ind., and Carly Rosswurm of Fort Wayne; eight great-grandchildren, Elijah Dale, Noah Dale, David Dale, Ann Grace Dale, Emma Rosswurm, Ayla Rosswurm, Arya Nethaway, and Jonah Nethaway; and sisters, Mildred Abell and Ruth Campbell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Murphy; parents, Robert and Catherine Riney; brothers, Bubby Riney, Paul Riney and Robert Riney; and sister, Roberta Huff. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at West Winds Retirement Community. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Louisville Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096, in memory of Theresa Murphy. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, (770)932-1133. To express condolences, please sign our online guestbook at
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Flanigan's Funeral Home
4400 South Lee Street Buford, GA 30518
(770) 932-1133
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 15, 2014