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Bernice (Tolley) Murphy

March 3, 1933 ~ July 4, 2021 (age 88)


Bernice Tolley Murphy, age 88 of Green Mountain, passed away Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Malley and Etta Garland Tolley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Murphy.

Bernice loved cooking, canning, sewing, quilting, flowers and tending to her garden.

She is survived by her sons: Gerald Murphy, David Murphy, and George Murphy (Mary Lou); daughters: Charlotte Bryant (Kenneth) and Joyce Barnett (Steven); eleven grandchildren and nineteen great – grandchildren also survive.

The family will receive friends and loved ones in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home on Thursday, July 8th from 6 – 8 p.m. Graveside Services will be held Friday, July 9th in the Hughes Cemetery on Green Mountain at 1 p.m. Reverend Kenneth Forbes will officiate.

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Murphy family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bernice (Tolley) Murphy, please visit our floral store.


July 8, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
501 E. Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Graveside Service
July 9, 2021

1:00 PM
Hughes Cemetery
Hughes Cemetery Road
Green Mountain, NC 28740

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