Arleene N. Murph

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Arleene Norton Murph, 96, 703 West Ave., died Sunday (Feb. 4, 2007) at Eden Gardens of Concord after a period of declining health.

Born April 17, 1910, in Alexander County, Mrs. Murph was a daughter of the late William Stamey and Cora Burgess Norton.

She attended Appalachian State Teacher College and was a homemaker.

She volunteered at Cabarrus Hospital for many years and was a member of Midway United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, was involved in WMU, Girl Scouts and music programs and served on Administrative Council. She was an emeritus member of the council and the oldest member of the church.

She also was a member of the Historical Society and the Home and Garden Club.

Her husband, Everette Leroy Murph, died Feb. 3, 2006, and daughter Mary Margaret Fox also preceded her in death.

Survivors include sisters Myrtle Brandon, Concord, Barbara Hoke, York, S.C., Julia Fegley, Annapolis, Md., and Margaret Echerd, Mocksville; brother Hulette Norton, Stoney Point; and three grandchildren.

A service was held Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2007) at Midway United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dave Cash. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Concord.

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Memorials: Midway United Methodist Church, Piano Fund, 708 S. Main St., Kannapolis, NC 28081.