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Mr. Nesbit Charles Murphy Jr.

AUGUSTA — Mr. Nesbit Charles Murphy Jr., 82, entered into rest Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at University Hospital, Augusta. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with the Rev. Steve Patteson officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta. Honorary pallbearers were members of his Sunday school class. Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his wife, Jettie Newsome Murphy, and a brother, William Murphy. Survivors include his daughter, Karen Eagle of Augusta; grandchildren, Jamie Gornowitch, and her husband, Dan, of St. Claire Shores, Mich., Kristina Mercer and her husband, Robert, of Mount Sterling, Ky., Angela Eagle and Marke Eagle, both of Detroit, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Katrina, Callisto, Daniel and Apollo; sisters, Catherine Easter and her husband Benny of North Augusta, S.C., and Martha Beckum and her husband, Larry, of Wrens; brothers, Richard Murphy and his wife, Linda, of Thomson, Michael Murphy and his wife, Dale, of Lincolnton, and Jerry Murphy of Augusta; stepmother, Ruth Murphy of Augusta, stepchildren, Bobby McTeir of Thomson, and Vicky Nichols of Nebo, N.C. Mr. Murphy was born in Augusta to the late Nesbit and Leona Beverly Murphy Sr.. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, George Walton Lodge No. 699 and the IBEW Local 1579. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St., Augusta, GA 30904. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011

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