ALBA-A memorial service for Kenneth Anderson Murphy, 89, Alba was held Saturday, September 8 at Alba First Baptist Church in Alba with Kelly Burton officiating.
A graveside service was at the Flora Memory Gardens in Albany, Georgia
Mr. Murphy died September 1, 2018, in his home in Quitman, Texas. He was born April 3, 1929 in Bethesda, Ohio to Oscar and Olive Murphy.
During his high school years in Florida, he worked at a local skating rink until graduating in 1947. He joined the National Guard for four years followed by 16 years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Specialist 7th class after 20 years of military service. He retired from Sears in Orlando.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Laurie. He married Alaouida Jones who was widowed. They were members of Byne Memorial Baptist Church until returning to Quitman to be near daughter, Kay McCall and became members of Alba First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Robert and Richard Murphy; wife, Annie Laurie; a grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Alaouida; her daughter, Kay McCall of Quitman her son, Michael Jones of Albany; his son, Oscar Murphy of Japan; his daughter, Nancy Farmer of Florida; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church building fund or Byne Memorial Baptist Church building fund in Albany, Georgia.