OBITUARY: Polly Ann Murphy


Wherever a Beautiful Soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.

Ms. Polly Ann Murphy, a Daddy’s girl, was born to Oscar and Eva Murphy May 21, 1945.

After fighting with all she had to stay with her loved ones here, joined the loved ones before her to be with the Lord on August 8, 2022.

Those preceding her: Parents: Charles Oscar Murphy and Eva Francis Fain Murphy.   Her brothers Rodney (Leta) and Tony (Brenda).  Her beloved son Todd Pulley (Donna).

Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, Ms. Polly Ann, Daughter, Mama, Granny, “Sister” (friend-cousin) loved with all her heart throughout each season of her life.

From the little girl walking to Glenwylde school finding shiny green rocks in the creek bed, to teenager with a bit of rebel in her soul, to wife, to lady in the community, to single mom working multiple jobs, to welcoming and adopting babies and grandbabies one by one, relationships were her life.

She lived a passionate life with an infectious personality, quick wit, and a special spark that makes people just fall in love with her. She never met a stranger; everyone she met just fell in love with her. Her many talents and interest included cooking, gardening, growing her potted plants, her programs, sewing and fishing. She took pride in her roots of a large, connected family of Murphys and Fains.  Throughout all seasons she maintained a devotion to God sowing seeds of his grace and love.

Proverbs 3:15 She is more precious than rubies;… Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise and call her blessed

Her greatest joy and proudest accomplishments were her children along with all their children.  She loved them with all her heart she fought with all her might to stay with Julie Decker, Gregg Proctor, Chris and Steffanie Proctor, Melissa Tucker, and Amie Chessor.  Her grandchildren Shawn (Cary), Nikki (Tyler), Hollie (Nathan), Josh, Taylor, Bethany, Chelsie, Gracie, Talon, Lillie, Carlee, Todd. Her 17 great-grandchildren and counting.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Vick officiating. Interment will follow in the Rock Church Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday, August 12, 2022, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. To view her funeral Saturday at 3:00 p.m., click HERE.


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