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Maybelle Murphree

Maybelle Murphree (Pierson)

Thursday, May 23rd, 1929 - Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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Obituary

Maybelle (Pierson) Murphree, 90, of Comanche, Texas passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020 in Abilene, Texas the day before Easter.

A graveside burial will be held on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Blake Cemetery in Brown County, Texas with David Williams officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains, Texas. Due to restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 virus, service attendance will be limited. If you would like to attend the graveside service, we ask that you follow social distancing rules or remain inside your vehicle once at the cemetery. The family appreciates your attendance but wants everyone to be safe during this time.

Maybelle, known later in life as Granny, was born May 23, 1929 in Lampasas, Texas to the late Hiram Pierson and Dora (Wootten) Pierson. She attended the public school at Comyn for most of her school years completing her education at May High School in 1946. After graduating, she worked as a telephone operator in the Dallas and Houston areas, bragging that she was once hung up on by Bob Hope. Maybelle married William Elton Murphree in Grapevine, Texas on September 20, 1949. They soon after moved to Williams, Texas where they built a home and a life raising four sons on their farm. Between the two of them, Easter was by far their favorite family holiday.

Maybelle was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years on April 22, 2003 -- 2 days after Easter. She was also preceded by her parents; three brothers, Harold, Roger, and Norman Pierson; and three sisters, Rosemary Pierson, Louise Barlow, and Genevieve Tomm.

Maybelle is survived by her four sons, James “Doc” Murphree and wife, Janet of Sidney; Charles B. Murphree and wife, Barbara of Romney; William “Bill” Murphree and wife, Teri of May; Ted L. Murphree and wife, Sherri of Rising Star; 10 grandchildren, Becky Jones, Scott Murphree, Josh Murphree, Kinsey Burrus, Meredith Longino, Conner Murphree, Chelsea Murphree, Emily Lacy, Stacey Murphree, Melanie Murphree; 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for their Granny will be Scott Murphree, Brandon Jones, Joshua Murphree, Conner Murphree, Dillon Burrus, Will Longino, and Morgan Lacy.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to Blake Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1063, Rising Star, TX 76471.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, April 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, April 13th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Blake Cemetery
    Address
    Brown County, TX
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    Notes
    Due to restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 virus, if you would like to attend the graveside service, we ask that you follow social distancing rules or remain inside your vehicle once at the cemetery. The family appreciates your attendance but wants everyone to be safe during this time
  • Interment

    Location
    Blake Cemetery
    Address
    Brown County, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    If you would like to attend the graveside service, we ask that you follow social distancing rules or remain inside your vehicle once at the cemetery. The family appreciates your attendance but wants everyone to be safe during this time

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Sarah Key

Posted at 02:28pm
Maybelle made me feel so welcomed and I loved hearing her stories. I did not know her for long but we became fast good friends, I feel truly blessed to have the pleasure to know her. Once when we got to talking we believe that our husbands knew each other, which made our connection even stronger. I will miss my dear friend and I am praying for all her family during this difficult time. Many blessings and love- Sarah Key
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Peggy

Posted at 02:23pm
We have only been at Whitestone a few months, but Maybelle made us feel at home always sharing an article from a magazine she thought one of us would enjoy. She so loved working on puzzles and wanted me to help, but I was no use to her trying to fit those tiny pieces in place, so I just sat and visited with her. She is already missed here! Peggy and Gyale
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Crystal

Posted at 10:24am
Maybelle had such a kind heart, always making us laugh with her wit. We will miss her so much, from all of us at Whitestone. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Crystal Johnson
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Crystal Johnson

Posted at 09:31am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love from everyone at Whitestone.
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Posted at 08:20am
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