WINDER - Rev. Leonard Murphy, 86, died Thursday, September 12, 2013.
A native of White County, he was a son of the late Herman and Julie Helton Murphy. He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Murphy; grandson, Mitchell Chadwick; brother and sister-in-law, Lyndall and Dovie Murphy; and nephew, Eddie Murphy. Rev. Murphy was a former pastor of several area churches and was a longtime member of Mulberry Baptist Church. He was an Air Force veteran and was a retiree of General Motors Doraville Plant with 37 ½ years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ora Landers Murphy, Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Winfred Chadwick, Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Gary and Cecily Chadwick, Auburn, Michael and Alicia Chadwick, Lawrenceville, and Greg and Stacy Chadwick, Buford; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 15, from the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Revs. Ollie V. Hayes and Leon Brownlee officiating. Interment was in Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
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