Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 28, 2012

Joan Murphree

Athens Daily Review

Athens — ATHENS-Services for Joan Murphree, 76 of Scurry, formerly of Athens, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, Dec.  31, 2012 in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Denny Mackey officiating.

Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Joan died Dec. 27, 2012 in Dallas.

She was born May 5, 1936 in Athens to Martin Allison and Minnie Lillie Eaton Phillips, and lived in Athens, moving to Scurry in 1989, where she lived the past 23 years.

Joan was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Spence Park Baptist Church in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Chancelor Murphree, in 1989.

Survivors include son Dale Murphree and wife Mary, Mesquite; daughter Sandra Huff and husband Kim, Scurry; brother Buddy Phillips, Athens; sisters Patty Erwin and husband Eddie, Athens, Dorothy Cravey and husband Gerald, Bernice Owens, Athens; grandchildren Anthony Murphree, Mesquite, April Murphree, Rockwall, Melinda England, Garland, Phillip Huff, Brad Huff, Chad Huff, all of Mesquite, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Murphree, Arthur Wayne Huff, Phillip Huff, Kim Huff, Chad Huff, Brad Huff.

Visitation for family and friends will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.,  Sunday at the funeral home.

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