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Thomas Gladstone Murphy
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1927
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 2001
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA


Greensboro News & Record - Saturday, March 31, 2001


REIDSVILLE Thomas Gladstone Murphy, 73, of 1512 Vance St., died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Moses Cone Hospital.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Citty Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery, with military rites.

He was a son of the late Claude and Gladys Murphy Benfield and had lived in Reidsville most of his life. A retired employee of Duke Power Co., with 45 years of service, he was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, an avid golfer and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he was a survivor of the Battle of Porkchop Hill and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, with two Bronze Service Stars. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn B. Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Alma G. Murphy of the home; one daughter, Joyce M. Gale and husband, Harry S. Gale of Sunapee, N.H.; two brothers, Billy E. Benfield and wife, Linda Benfield of Reidsville, David H. Benfield and wife, Nancy Benfield of Reidsville; brother-in-law, Jesse Williams of Reidsville; five sisters, Frances B. Perdue, LaVerne Benfield, Rachel B. McGehee, Gay B. Doss and husband, James Doss, all of Reidsville, Vivian B. Rowe and husband, the Rev. Bud Rowe of Climax; and two grandchildren, Ben Townsend and Katie Townsend of Sunapee, N.H.

The family will see friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Citty Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405. 
 
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 Parents:
  Claude Lee Benfield (1905 - 1971)
  Gladys Mae Murphy Benfield (1908 - 1981)
 
 Spouse:
  Alma G. Murphy (____ - 2016)*
 
 Sibling:
  Thomas Gladstone Murphy (1927 - 2001)
  Rachel Benfield McGehee (1937 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenview Cemetery
Reidsville
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Block 22, Row 24
 
Created by: T. Jones
Record added: Feb 01, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124469068
Thomas Gladstone Murphy
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Thomas Gladstone Murphy
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 Added: Oct. 5, 2014
 
 
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