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Ruth Wigley Murphy

July 10, 1922 — February 18, 2017

Mrs. Ruth Wigley Murphy, devoted wife and loving mother, of Morrow passed away February 18, 2017. She was born on July 10, 1922 in Dallas, Georgia to Oliver Alonzo Wigley and Nettie G. Wigley. After graduating from Dallas High School she attended Burrough's Business School in Atlanta and worked at Western Auto, General Motors (Chevrolet) and retired after 25 years with the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk in Morrow. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Morrow for 70 years, serving in many capacities including Trustee. She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Luther Murphy, Sr. She is survived by her children, Brenda (Butch) Kendall of Peachtree City, Genie (Jim) Houston of McDonough, and George L. (Sally) Murphy, Jr. of Atlanta; grandchildren, Jennifer (Shane) George of McDonough, Jonathan Murphy (Liz) Kendall of Marietta, Jim Houston of NY,NY, Meredith (Ben) Wince of Carmel, IN, Wight Elizabeth Murphy of Atlanta, and Georgia Carnes Murphy of Dallas, TX; great grandchildren, Justin and Layne George, Luke Murphy and Emily Kendall, Katherine and Alexandra Wince; brother in law, Jim (Norma) Murphy and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Morrow. Rev. David Tew and Dr. Bill Lacy will be officiating. Interment at Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 21 from 5-8 p.m. at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Home in Morrow. If so desired, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Good Shepherd Clinic, 6392 Murphy Dr. Morrow, GA 30260 or The First Baptist Church of Morrow (General Fund), 1647 Lake Harbin Rd, Morrow, GA 30260. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ruth Wigley Murphy, please visit our flower store.

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First Baptist Church of Morrow

1647 Lake Harbin Road
Morrow, GA 30260

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