PENDERGRASS - Jewell Melvin Murphy, 91, passed away Wednesday January 9, 2013.
He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Bill and Eliza Skelton Murphy. Mr. Murphy was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II. He was retired from the Gainesville-Midland Railroad where he was a foreman, and he was a member of Mt. Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Ash Murphy; sisters and brothers, Woodrow, Sprout, Ernest, Floella, Florence, Flossie and Ethel; and a granddaughter, Kathy Brooks Yearwood.
Survivors include children, Ellis Murphy, A.J. Murphy, Ted and Nancy Murphy, Frances and Mike Brooks, Dorothy and Steve Moon, Jimmy and Debbie Murphy, all of Pendergrass; sisters, Clara Thomas, Thomaston, Lilly Evans, Pendergrass, and Bunnie Buffington, Gainesville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Gooch officiating. The burial will follow in the Mt. Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Those honored as pallbearers will be Wesley Moon, Jeremy Murphy, David Murphy, Scotty Buffington, Greg Evans, and Gary Buffington. The visitation will be held on Thursday January 10, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, has charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com