Alton Murphy

Born: Mon., Nov. 6, 1939
Died: Wed., Jan. 18, 2012

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Alton Murphy, age 72, of Greensboro, Georgia died Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Sparta Health Care and Rehab. Born on November 6, 1939, in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Charlie Clyde Murphy and Ruby Wolfe Murphy. After graduation from Oglethorpe County High School, he immediately went to work for a service station in Washington, GA. From the late 1960''s to the early 1990''s he served as a police officer for the City of Union Point for twenty-one years and with the Greene County Sheriff''s Office for three years as well as working for Walker''s Amoco and later English Amoco. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point.

In addition to his wife, Ann Finch Murphy of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by two sons, David Hall and wife Connie of Greensboro, GA and Randy Murphy of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Michelle Henry and husband Tommy of Union Point, GA; two sisters, Estelle Cooper and husband Rufus of Jefferson, GA and Velma Hulette of Jefferson, GA; grandson, T. A. Henry of Union Point, GA, and two step granddaughters, Tiffany Crowe and husband Michael of Jackson, GA and Brandy Ballew and husband Clint of Demorest, GA; and a number of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Preston Murphy.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Key officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Major Richard Campbell, Sgt. Donnie Harrison, Sgt. Lee Stancill, Sgt. Terry Surgick, Deputy Robby McCannon and Union Point Police Chief Greg Perkins. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon at Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point, GA. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Alzheimer''s Association, Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia 30346. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Susan M Higdon
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
Our love and sympathy

Jeanie Ashley
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
My sincerest sympathy for your loss. Mr. Alton was a really sweet guy and will be missed.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
Michelle, Tommy and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Ann Wilson
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. God bless each of you. Ann Wilson

Tom Robinson
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
Michelle, we are saddened by the loss of your father. Trish and I extend our deepest sympathies. May God provide you peace and confidence that only He can provide during this time of loss. Tom & Trish Robinson

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
Dear Ms. Ann & Family, Alton is finally at rest and is safe with God now. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace, comfort and hope. Alton was a good man and he will be missed.

Lynn & Darryl Kitchens
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Smith
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
Ms Ann, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Brenda Edwards
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
So sorry for your loss, may God be with your family in this time of sorrow.

Greg & Cathy Murphy
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Larry and Jan Brook
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
We hold fond memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Kay Smith
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
Ann and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Alton fought a good fight and you were always by his side to help him.

Claire Kelly Smith
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
Randy, David and family...I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Alton's passing and am praying that you will all find peace in wonderful memories. Thinking of you all.

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Fri January 20, 2012
Ann and family, We were so sorry for your loss.

Jeni Wilson Norris
   Posted Sat January 21, 2012
With sympathy.

Scott and Tami Mize
   Posted Sun January 22, 2012
So very sorry for your loss!

Jane Cobb
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
My sympathy to your family. Jane Cobb