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Obituary for Betty (Joyce) Elizabeth Murphy

Ms. Betty “Joyce Grable” Elizabeth Murphy, passed away on September 29, 2023. She was born in LaGrange, Georgia on November 09, 1952, to the late Lonnie Murphy and Clara Murphy. “Joyce” was a 4 time women’s individual world champion and 6 time women's tag-team champion wrestler with multiple territories across the U.S. She was a devoted and loving mother and a great friend. She cherished and loved all her friends, family, fans, partners, opponents and enemies.

Ms. Murphy is survived by : her son Derek Murphy and his wife Terry Murphy; Her brothers Richard Murphy, and John Murphy; her 2 grandchildren; and her companions, Pinto, Hershey, Biscuit, and Poppy. She is preceded in death by her siblings: Alton Murphy, Sheila Keegan, Susan Gaddis, and Debra Brown. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as they make their way through this very challenging time.

The funeral service will be held at Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter-Allen-Myhand on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until service time on Tuesday. The commital service will directly follow the funeral and will be held at Restlawn Cemetery in LaGrange. Pastor Bobby Simmons and Pastor Jimmy Powell will officiate the service.