Gertie Murphy (1-21-18) service 1-25-18
Gertie May Murphy was born in Hardin County on Jan. 9, 1937, the daughter of the late John Lewis and Annie Jewel Banks Hopper.
Gertie was a homemaker and a member of Olivet Pentecostal Church, where she loved to sing. Gertie enjoyed collecting dolls, flowers and decorating her house. She loved Christmas and decorating her home with a lot of lights.
Gertie departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 21, in Jackson, Tennessee, at the age of 81 years and 12 days.
She is survived by her children, Lonnie Lee Murphy and his wife Phyllis, Joel Wayne Murphy and his wife Melissa, John Loyd Murphy, Michael Lynn Murphy and his wife Lisa, Sherry Lynn Irvin and her husband Danny, Tracy Michelle Morris and her husband Dewayne, all of Savannah, and Jeremy Wayne Murphy and his wife Rebecca of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Pauline Franks, Josephine Hopper and Linda Davis, all of Savannah.
In addition to her parents, Gertie was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Loyd Murphy; one son, Raymond Earl Murphy; one sister, Lorine Murphy; two brothers, J.D. Hopper and Virgil Hopper; one grandchild, Jessica Michelle Morris; and two great-grandchildren, Jaden Lynn Williamson and Mackelti Carolyna Reeves.
Services were held on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., at Olivet Pentecostal Church in Savannah with Dan Hicks officiating. Burial followed in Neill Cemetery at Savannah.