GILLSVILLE - Rachel Eunice Murphy, age 74 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Murphy was born September 16, 1939 in Homer, to the late Floyd Whitlock and Clara Mae Gowder Whitlock. She was retired from Fieldale Farms and was a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Kenneth Bryant, Rickey Bryant and Steven (Fatback) Bryant; brothers, Benson Whitlock and Branson Whitlock; and sister, Ethel Riley.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Murphy, Gillsville; children, Jeffery (Rebecca) Bryant, Gainesville, Becky (Shane) Black, Gainesville, Diane (Clayton) Helton, Gillsville, Linda (Dennis) Turpin, Gainesville, Brenda Turpin, Gainesville, and Stephanie Brophy, Gainesville; brothers, Gordon Whitlock, Apple Valley, Swayne Whitlock, Gastonia, N.C., and Roy Whitlock, Jefferson; a sister, Mary Frances Johnson, Jefferson; 22 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 29, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Knight officiated.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.