Edith Grey Murphy

Photo added by Betty Klavins

Edith Grey Murphy

  • Birth 8 Oct 1932 Duplin County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 9 Sep 1988 Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Willard, Pender County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 35639444

Edith was the daughter of Sula Mary Southerland and Daniel Grey Murphy. She graduated from Penderlea High School in 1950, attended Montreat College, and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Christian Education from Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, VA, specializing in kindergarten and children's work. She held positions in churches in Charleston, SC, Huntington, WV, and Raleigh, NC. She later worked with Head Start. Returning to school, she graduated from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, with a Master of Education in Home Economics with a major in Child Development and Family Relations. In 1973 she became an instructor at Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC, where she taught courses in early childhood education, sociology, and psychology. She remained in this position until her death.
Edith dearly loved her family and friends. Her ready smile. quick wit, and gentle demeanor made each day special for those she held dear.


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  • Created by: Betty Klavins
  • Added: 7 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35639444
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Grey Murphy (8 Oct 1932–9 Sep 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35639444, citing Potts Memorial Church Cemetery, Willard, Pender County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Betty Klavins (contributor 47116383) .