Obituary for Mary Alice Gardner Murphy

Mary Alice Gardner Murphy, age 75 of Dublin passed away early Friday morning April 5, 2019 at home surrounded by husband, daughter and family members due to health issues.

Born April 25, 1943 in Pulaski she was the daughter of the late Lowman & Jessie Blankenship Gardner.  Her son, Charles Wayne Tolbert and brother, Alfred Gardner also preceded her in death.

She was retired from Radford University housekeeping and had a love for flowers, gardening, crafts and her dogs.

She is survived by her 

Husband of 29 years

Jesse Lee Murphy – Dublin


Rose Brownell (Paul) – Blacksburg, VA

April Guynn – LA


Iris Brown- S.C.

5 Grandchildren         7 Great Grandchildren                     

1 Step-Daughter        1 Step-Grandson

2 Special Nieces 

Special Friend

Renee Blevins

The family will receive friends between 12:30-1:30 PM – Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with graveside services following at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin @ 2:00 PM with Pastor Mike Hall officiating.

The family would like to give thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice of the NRV for being a God Send in the time of need with Mary and family.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.