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Annie Lucille Murphy, 86, of Savannah, Georgia, died Tuesday morning, April 21, 2020, at her home.

Born in Pritchardville, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Theodopolis Gant Murphy and the late Mary Lucille Brunson Murphy. Annie was of the Baptist faith. She retired as an intake investigator after 35 years of service with the Chatham County Division of Family & Children Services. Annie’s greatest love was her family. She also enjoyed cooking, flowers, and watching butterflies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Theodopolis Gant Murphy, Jr., Lucius Adolph Murphy, and William Edward Murphy.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Hord and her husband, Raymond N. “Ray” Hord; one granddaughter, Morgan Anne Matte and her husband, Jacob, and one great-granddaughter, Molly Matte.

With concern for the safety and health of our family and friends, a memorial service will be held in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service at a later date.

A private graveside service will be held in Ridgeland Cemetery in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

Remembrances: Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion – 225 Candler Drive, Suite 204, Savannah, Georgia 31405.

You are invited to view Annie’s funeral service by clicking here.

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  1. Shelly Hampton says:

    Miss Annie was a very special lady with the sweetest eyes and smile. She was kind and gentle with a wicked wit and a sharp tongue when warranted. I loved working with her and hearing her stories. Sometimes I wasn’t sure if she was taking care of me or if I was taking care of her. Either way, I am proud to call her my friend and will treasure her always.

  2. Debbie Bennett says:

    Miss. Murphy was one of my favorite people. I grew to love her and that friendship carried us through many years. She started shortly after I did at DFCS and worked several years beyond me before she retired. She watched and helped me grow and was always there to support me. She took pride in her work and wanted to lighten the load for other staff. She was kind yet firm, and had a keen sence of human nature, a wonderful sence of humor, and her chicken salad was the best!!! When you talked with her it was obvious she loved her family and appreciated all they did for her. Her presence in this world will be missed.

  3. Stanley M. Walthour says:

    Ms. Murphy was a sweet person with a kind and gentle heart. Ms. Murphy never met or considered anyone as a stranger. I met Ms. Murphy in 1982 when she became employed at the Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services. She was dedicated to her job and performed well. She will be sadly missed.

  4. Anthony lonon says:

    Mrs Murphy was one of the sweetest persons in the world I met her about 20 years ago I was doing her neighbor yard and she asked me to do hers and I could not refuse. We had many conversations she was like my second mother we talked about anything and everything I will miss her deeply. She gave me so much stuff so much inspiration to do the right thing and to love everybody like she did as a matter of fact I am sitting in a chair now that she gave me. I love you Annie and I will miss you sad that you did a beautiful job taking care of your mother I love you and Ray take care.

  5. Jasmine Kirkland says:

    I met her as Ms. Murphy during our employment at DFCS but before long, I simply called her “Grammy”. That’s what Annie Murphy was to me, my family, my grandmother and no one could tell either of us any different. I would have never imagined that our call last week would be the last time I could hear her voice and tell her I loved her. My Grammy was the most kind, sweet, and generous person I know. She was always concerned for others and you couldn’t help but love her. I think we connected so well because she was so much like my grandmother, so similar in so many ways so I had a double dose of greatness. Now I have 2 guardian angels to look after me and Lynnea. I’ll miss her calling to randomly check on me. She never forgot to call for my birthday and always reassured me that it was ok when I apologized for getting so busy with life that I didn’t check in as often as I would have liked. She always told me she loved me and thanked me for loving her as well. Forever in my heart. She will definitely be missed. Thanks for everything Sandy. I love you all.

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