Thomas L. Murphy

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Mr. Thomas L. Murphy, 85, husband of the late Marlene Smith Murphy, entered into rest on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at National HealthCare.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV with Pastor Bob Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Murphy attended Morris Harvey College and George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a lifetime member of Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church of Charleston, WV. He was also a member of IBEW, Beni Kedem Shriners, Master Mason of Charleston Lodge 153, and International Order of Odd Fellows Kanawha Lodge 25

Survivors include one daughter, Sarah Murphy Rowland and her husband Brannon of Edgefield, SC; one grandson, Brannon Rowland, Jr. and his wife, Melissa; one great grandchild, Jayde Rowland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Walker Murphy and Dana Murphy; and one brother, Edward Murphy.

The family will receive friends at Wilson Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.

The family would like to thank the staff at National Health Care.

Memorials may be made to Bream Presbyterian Church, 317 Washington Street, Charleston, WV 25302.

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Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.