MURPHY, Dorothy Dec 19, 1927 – Nov 21, 2020

A private family graveside service for Dorothy Gilmer Murphy (92) will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Franklin Memory Gardens with Reverend Bo Lloyd officiating.
Mrs. Murphy died peacefully Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Athens Limestone Hospital with her children and their spouses by her side. She was participating in rehabilitation in hopes to return to her home at Morningside Assisted Living in Cullman, Alabama where she had been living for the past two years.
Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her husband, L.A. Murphy; parents, Lynn and Ollie Gilmer; brother, Willis Gilmer; and sister, Adine Gilmer Lee.
Mrs. Murphy was born in Lamar County, Alabama on December 19, 1927. She graduated from high school in Sulligent, Alabama and attended Auburn University where she received a degree in Home Economics. After her marriage to L.A. Murphy, she returned to North Alabama and began a long career teaching Home Economics at Russellville High School for over 30 years and participated in countless clubs and civic organizations. She was selected as the Alabama Home Economics Teacher of the Year and served in many leadership positions for the Alabama Future Homemakers of America and Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Honorary.
Mrs. Murphy was a longtime member of Russellville First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her children, Malinda Windham (Greg), Tom Murphy (Kris) and Alan Murphy (Kim); six grandchildren, Andrew Windham, Jason Windham, Beth Windham Collins, Andrew Murphy, William Murphy and Thomas Lynn Murphy; 12 great-grandchildren; and niece Gayle McAlister.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been set up in memory of Mrs. Murphy. Donations may be made to:
Dot Murphy Scholarship
Russellville High School
1865 Waterloo Road
Russellville, AL
Att: Natalie Bendall
Checks should be made payable to Russellville Education Foundation.

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