Dorothy P. Murphy

Dorothy P. Murphy

Dorothy Pauline Murphy, born April 20, 1928, age 85, of Cherokee, died Friday, March 7, 2014. Visitation will be today, 6-8 p.m., at Morrison Funeral Home, Cherokee. Her funeral service will be Sunday, 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Jonathan Handley and Shane Swinney officiating. Burial will follow in Mynot Cemetery.

Mrs. Murphy was a member of Asphalt Rock Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Murphy; daughter, Diane Parsons; son-in-law, Jerry Parsons; parents, James and Molly Hogeland; stepfather, Floyd Hogeland; and siblings, Rubert Hogeland, Elbert Hogeland, Inez Parrish, Lilly Woods, and Ruby Posey.

She is survived by her daughter, Hazel Posey (Tom); grandson, Jonathan Handley (Amy); great-granddaughter, Anna Handley; stepgrandchildren, Tommy Posey (Teri), Sheron Delgado (Dave), Tammy Woodard (JD), and Kim Posey; stepgreat-grandchildren, Meca Dennis (Jason), Casie Simmons (Joshua), Maleece Dickerson (Josh), Megan Kelso (John), Lean Roberts (Justin), Shawna Powell, Mandy Underwood, Payden Jeffreys, Tracy Delgado; stepgreat-great-grandchildren, Octavian, JaShea, Ally, Katie, Carlie, Levi, JoLene, Carson, and Colton; special sister-in-law, Ruth Holt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Mike Holt, Chuck Murphy, Sammy Hogeland, Benny Parrish, Jerry Posey, and Doug Groth.

The family expresses special thanks to Dr. Joshua Vacik and Hospice of North Alabama, especially Laura Gann, Machelle Williams, Sheila Hollway, Wanda Bishop, and Melinda Sherrill.

An online guest registry is available at morrisonfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Home

Morrison Funeral Home - Cherokee
10865 Highway 72 West  Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-4033

Published in Florence Times Daily on Mar. 8, 2014