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Dona Peterson Murphy

Dona Peterson Murphy, age 91, of Green Mountain, N.C., died March 9, 2012, at her residence.
She was born in Mitchell County, N.C., to the late Jake and Blandy Bennett Peterson. She was a homemaker and a member of Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Conway Murphy; sons: Ronald Lee Murphy, Gene Murphy, and three infants.
Survivors include daughters: Edith Bennett of Erwin, Effie White of Taylorsville, N.C., Dorothy Huskins of Newdale, N.C.; sons: Darrell Murphy of Green Mountain, N.C.; grandchildren: Jennifer Barnhardt, Veronica Gilley, Amy Murphy, Gwen Hoilman, Detra Bennett, Travis Murphy, Jody Murphy, Chris Bennett, Kyle Bennett, Todd Bennett, Jason Bennett, and 21 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 12, at 1 p.m., in Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Bryant and the Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Interment followed in the White Oak Flats Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 George’s Fork Road, Burnsville, NC, 28714.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville, N.C., was in charge.