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February 2, 1949 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 70)

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Hugh Anderson Murphy

Age 70

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020

At his residence.


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Bill and Marie Todd Murphy and was preceded in death by a brother, Wilburn Murphy.  Hugh was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War. He retired from Mayfield’s and was of the Baptist faith.


Survivors include his wife of 25 years,

   Charlotte “Jane” Pressley Murphy of Athens

Two daughters and one son-in-law,

   Tammy and Scott Foster of Harrison Township, MI.

   Melissa Dalton of Athens

One son and daughter-in-law,

   Travis and Stephanie Farmer of Athens

Five grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

One brother, Max Murphy of Athens


Funeral services will be 7 pm Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Stephens officiating.  Burial will be 11 am Friday in McMinn Memory Gardens with military honors.


Pallbearers will be Tyler Roderick, Brett Powers, Nevin Farmer, Adam Lein, Mike Pendleton, and Travis Farmer.


The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Thursday at the funeral home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Hugh Anderson Murphy.

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January 9, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
January 9, 2020

7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

January 10, 2020

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 561
Athens, TN 37303

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