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1935 George 2018

George Bernard Murphy, Jr.

May 20, 1935 — September 16, 2018

Mr. George Bernard Murphy, age 83, of Pearson, Ga. passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga. following a short illness.

A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, Mr. Murphy was born, May 20, 1935, son of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Sr. and Helen O’Conner Murphy. After residing many years in Oak Hill, Florida, he and his family moved to Pearson, Ga. where they had made their home for the last 20 years. Mr. Murphy was of the Catholic faith and attended Holy Family Catholic Church. A retiree from the US Air Force, Mr. Murphy served for 21 years, during which, he was a Staff Sargent and served in both the Korea and Vietnam War Conflict. After his retirement from the Air Force, Mr. Murphy worked for 26 years at the Department of Corrections as Captain and Atkinson County Superior Court Bailiff.

Survivors include:

Wife:  Carolyn Powell Murphy of Pearson, Ga.

3 Sons:  George B. Murphy, III of Greenfield, Mass.
             Francis Murphy and wife, Linda of Sunrise, Az.
             Daniel Murphy of Lowell, Mass.

2 Daughters:  Catherine Murphy of Pearson, Ga.
                     Tracey Everett and husband, Tom of Dracut, Mass.

1 Brother:  Daniel Patrick Murphy and wife, Joan of Wilmington, Mass.
1 Sister:  Maureen C. Coimbra of Lowell, Mass.

11 Grandchildren, 13 Great-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Murphy were held, Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Live Oak United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Ga. with Rev. Evelyn Duvall and Father Francois Pellissier officiating.  The Eulogy was given by Mr. Murphy’s nephews, Patrick and Daniel Murphy. Special Musical selections included, “When We All Get To Heaven” rendered by the congregation with Dencie Brogdon accompanying at the keyboard and “Seebeag Seemon” rendered by Mr. Murphy’s niece, Grainne Murphy, on the fiddle. Soft music for the Prelude and Postlude were provided by Dencie Brogdon at the keyboard. The interment followed in Live Oak Cemetery with full Military Honors rendered by an Honor Guard contingent from Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Ga.

Serving as active pallbearers were members of the US Airforce Honor Guard from Moody AFB in Valdosta, Ga.

Relihan Funeral Home in Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.


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