March 23, 2005
Ernestine Arrington Murphy, 85, of Albany, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital following an illness. Her funeral service will be held on March 25, at 2 PM at Crown Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Dale Thornton will officiate.
A native of Sumter County, she had lived in Albany for many years. She was a charter member of Avalon United Methodist Church, and was the hostess at Avalon United Methodist Church and Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church for about 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Samuel Murphy, Jr. and a son, Ronald E. Murphy.
Survivors include 3 sons: Harold S. Murphy and his wife Jo, Leesburg, John Samuel (Sammy) Murphy, III and his wife Connie, Timothy L. Murphy and his wife Jodia, Leesburg; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern Thursday from 6-8:30 PM.
You may sign the guest register and share your own special thoughts and memories with the family of Ernestine Arrington Murphy by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at