G. B.  Murphree


G.B. Murphree of Mt. Olive went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the age of 92. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who was lovingly known as Pappaw. For almost sixty-seven years he was a Godly helpmeet to his beloved wife, Murlene, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents Joe and Ella Murphree; four sisters; and one brother. He was a retired mechanic for the Birmingham Housing Authority. He was a faithful member of Lee's Chapel Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Skinner (Michael); grandchildren, Melanie Gaines (Scott), Sherry Barrow (Chris), Darlene Skinner, and Samuel Skinner (Jade); great-grandchildren, Alanna & Aaron Gaines and Kera, John, & Evan Barrow; brother, Jimmy Murphree (Rita); sister, Janice Price (Manuel); as well as seven nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: Samuel Skinner, Aaron Gaines, Lee Murphree, Michael McCamy, Scott Gaines, and Chris Barrow. Visitation will be Friday, September 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The New Gardendale Funeral Home. The service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Lee's Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Pschirer officiating. Interment will follow at Roswell Creek Cemetery in Blountsville.
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