Verna G. Murphy



Funeral services for Verna Givens Murphy, 84, of Williston, SC will be held eleven a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, SC with the Reverend Floyd Dukes officiating; burial will be in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Donations may be given in Verna’s memory to the Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853. She passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Beverly Jackson for the continuing care, love and support given to their mother during the last 8 years; they also appreciate the nurses and staff of Trinity Hospice for their love and care.

Born in Williston, SC, she was a daughter of the late H. E. Givens and Susie Ray Givens and was married to the late Joseph Clifford Murphy, Sr. She graduated from the S. C. School of Banking at the University of South Carolina. She previously worked for the Bank of Williston, C & S Bank and retired as Assistant Vice President of First Citizens Bank in Williston. She was a member and officer of the South Carolina Women’s Bankers Association and was a member of the Williston First Baptist Church. Verna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who always put their needs before her own.

Survivors include her daughter Penny (Bobby) Johnson of Aiken, SC; sons, Joseph Clifford “Cliff” (Elaine) Murphy, Jr., of Jesup, GA; Scott K. (Melinda) Murphy of Williston, SC; grandchildren Scott Kevin Murphy, II, Patrick Taylor (April) Murphy, Caitlin (Michael) Hunt, Kearston Johnston, Cameron Johnson, Logan Johnson, Tiffany (Scotty) Butts; great grandchildren Bentley Murphy, Lauren, Olivia and Kylie Murphy, Taylor and Haley Butts.