Mary Lou Murphy

April 13, 1944 ~ August 30, 2021 (age 77)


Mary Lou “Bolton” Murphy, age 77 passed away Monday, August 30, 2021. She was a member of Airport Mission Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Chuck Murphy (Lisha), and Donny Murphy (Melissa); grandchildren, Shawn Murphy, Ethan Murphy, Hunter Hicks, Areye Murphy, Levi Murphy, Morgan Benefied, Samantha Carithers, Aylissa Jackson, and Maribeth Murphy; six great grandchildren; four sisters, Linda Johnson (Johnny), Carolyn Peterson (Ray), Diane Gordon (Jerry), and Nancy Watson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Murphy; one son, William Robert “Robby” Murphy; parents, William Robert and Jetty Pearl Bolton. Visitation will be Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Asphalt Rock Baptist Church, Cherokee, AL beginning at 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Following visitation funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Franky Smith officiating. Burial will be in Asphalt Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Gordon, Ray Peterson, Freddy Watson, Michael Gordon, John Gordon, and Ethan Murphy. Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka, MS is entrusted with the arrangements. You may leave online condolences to the family at


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