Jewel Banks (Murphy) Haney
1924 - 2020
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Jewel Banks Murphy Haney

Jewel Banks Murphy Haney, 96, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2020 in Eufaula, Alabama.

Born on September 16, 1924 in Sulligent, Alabama. She was the daughter of the late L.A. Murphy and Icie Banks Murphy of Sulligent.

Mrs. Haney graduated from the University of Alabama and worked as an educator for 30 years, including many years as a typing teacher at Stewart County High School in Lumpkin. Teaching was her life and her classroom was unique. Student performance was encouraged, through firm words, a small wooden ruler or a visit from the principal, Mr. Haney.

She was a member of the Lumpkin United Methodist Church and the sewing circle. A quiet, strong, and determined woman, as evidenced by her battle with Parkinson's for 20 years.

Along with family, she enjoyed camping trips that included driving the Alaska Highway, bream fishing in south Florida, and cool, crisp evenings in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is believed that she visited a total of 49 states during her travels, with Hawaii being the lone exception, since she never flew on an airplane.

Mrs. Haney was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Andrew Borden Haney, one sister Galor Murphy Edgeworth, and two brothers, L.A. Murphy, Jr., and James Murphy.

Survivors include her sons Dave (Susan) Haney of Macon, GA, and Bill (Susan) Haney of Eufaula, AL, six grandchildren, Kate (Patrick) Dollar, Nancy Haney, Andrew Haney, John Haney, Chase Haney and Graham Haney. Four great grandchildren, Ellie Haney, Jack Mason, Neil Dollar and George Dollar.

The Graveside Service was held on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 2:00 PM, at Northside Cemetery in Lumpkin, Georgia. The Family visited with friends after the service.

In Lieu of Flowers: Memorials are asked to be given to: Northside Cemetery in care of Randy Butts, P. O. Box 758, Lumpkin, GA 31815

23 Psalm: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."

Baldwin Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements. Phone 229-887-2750

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Published in The Eufaula Tribune on Nov. 11, 2020.
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November 5, 2020
Very sad to hear about Mrs. Haney. She was a teacher with lots of wit, spunk, & personality. Enjoyed her class with many fond remembrances. May each one of you, her family, cherish your memories of Mrs. Haney. God bless and be with you all.
Sherry Welch Hendon
November 5, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Haney. She taught me typing and shorthand. She was an excellent teacher . She had such a wonderful personality. I always enjoyed her classes. Prayers for all of her family.
JoAnn Horne
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