Alton Murphy

November 6, 1939 ~ January 18, 2012 (age 72)

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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