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Thelma Ernestine Murphy

June 12, 1933 August 3, 2019
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Obituary for Thelma Ernestine Murphy

Thelma Ernestine “Polly” White Murphy, 86, widow of Thomas Layton Murphy, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Cottingham House of Oconee Hospice of the Foothills in Seneca.  She was born June 12, 1933 in Glenn Springs, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and was the youngest child of Augustus Reuben and Esther Allen White.  She was predeceased by her brothers, William Calvin White and Robert Allen White, Sr., and her sisters, Agnes Augustus White Smith and Mary Evelyn White Cooper.  Polly is survived by her daughter, Kathy Ann Murphy of Columbia, her daughter Karen Amanda Murphy Reed, and her son-in law David Lawrence Reed, both of the home.  She retired from Jantzen in Seneca after 34 years of service.  She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Ruth Babb Sunday School Class.  Polly enjoyed family vacations to Myrtle Beach and the Outer Banks and travelling with friends in the Golden Age Club of Seneca Baptist Church.  It was during one of those trips that she started her collection of Santa Claus figures.  Those Santas, along with ones that her daughters bought for her, took up the majority of the attic storage space when the Christmas season was over.  Polly was also a very good cook; she was famous in the family for her macaroni and cheese, potato salad, lasagna, and cornbread dressing.  She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother, and a faithful friend.  Her family will miss her love, guidance, and wisdom.


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Visitation

Tuesday

6

Aug

10:00 AM 8/6/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Baptist Church

504 S. Oak St
Seneca, SC 29678

Trinity Baptist Church
504 S. Oak St Seneca 29678 SC
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

6

Aug

11:00 AM 8/6/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/6/2019 12:00:00 PM
Trinity Baptist Church

504 S. Oak St
Seneca, SC 29678

Trinity Baptist Church
504 S. Oak St Seneca 29678 SC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oconee Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1923 Blueridge Blvd
Seneca, SC 29672

1923 Blueridge Blvd Seneca 29672 SC
United States
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