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Georgia Gail Allen Murphy died Sunday February 19, 2023, surrounded in love by family. She was born March 13, 1937, in Statesboro, GA to George and Lucille Allen. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1955 and attended Armstrong College, graduating with an Associates degree in 1957. She then attended the University of Georgia pursuing a degree in Physical Education, graduating in 1959. Gail started her career at Myers middle school teaching Physical Education. Gail went on to teach Physical Education and Health at Hancock day school where she was also the Varsity girls basketball head coach. During this time, she attended Armstrong State College and received her Masters in Education. After Hancock she went on to teach at Memorial Day School, Calvary Baptist Day School, and then at Wilder Middle School. Gail finished her career at Coastal Middle School in 1998. Gail was active in her church, Isle of Hope United Methodist, and worked for years in the United Methodist Women’s group there serving in ministry in many different ways, including their annual Day on the Island festival. Gail was an avid bridge player and was always up for a game with her bridge club.
Gail was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lucille Allen and her brother Gary Allen Sr. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Charles Richard Murphy Sr.; her son, Charles Richard Murphy, Jr (Elizabeth) of Flowery Branch and her daughter Gina Gail Murphy (Kurt Vollinger), of Savannah; her grandchildren Aidan, Kathryn, and Patrick Murphy; her nephews, Gary Allen, Jr (Laurie) and Chris Allen, both of Savannah.
The Memorial Service will be at 3 pm. on Thursday, February 23 at the Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.
- Sherri Scott, Savannah , Ga.
So sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Bridget and Mike
- Bridget and Mike d’Anjou, Simpsonville, Sc
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember her fondly as a teacher I had at Calvary. Prayers for you all.
- Lynn (Press) Tidwell , Jacksonville , Fl
I'm so sorry to hear of "Ms. Murphy's" passing. She was my sister's English teacher at Myers Jr. High when she was "Miss Allen". And she was my P.E. teacher in the 8th and 9th grades at Myers. We were all very fond of her. My thoughts are with her family. Karen Q. Duncan
- Karen (Quick) Duncan, Franklin, NC
Condolences to our former neighbors on the loss of our friend Gail. Our prayers are with you
- Ann and Bill Grady , Savannah , Ga
Richie and GiGi, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I have many happy memories of living next to you all. From the basketball court to the swim meets it was a great childhood. I am praying for you both and your dad. Peace during this difficult time. Leo
- Leo Story, Richmond Hill, Ga
I’m so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Murphy. She was my 6th grade teacher in 1981, and Richie and Gigi were good friends in high school. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Steve Smith, Tulsa , OK
Charles, Ritchie and Gigi, So sorry to hear of the passing of Gail. She was one incredible lady and will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
- Donny and Meredith Wall, Fayetteville, GA
Sorry for your loss. She was my favorite athletic coach at Myers school. She was the best. Roberta
- Roberta Lavender , Savannah , Georgia
Gigi we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please accept our sincere condolences. Sending thoughts and prayers.
- Ann and Randall Reese, Dublin, GA
My condolences for your loss.
- James Bintzler, Fountain Hills, AZ
Thoughts and Prayers
- Tommy & Phyllis Alford, Savannah, GA
Charles,Richie, and Gigi, so sorry to hear about Gail! I was hoping to stop by to visit on my trip to SC to visit my sister, however my ability to get around has gotten worse and travel is not easy. I was not able to make the trip so now I’m very disappointed. Gail was a very special person and a very special cousin to me. I’m sending my love and prayers to all of the family!!! Love Sheri & Ken
- Sheri and Ken Leeds, Sr, Jacksonville Florida , Florida
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Memorial Service
- 3:00 pm on Thu, February 23, 2023
- Isle of Hope United Methodist Church
412 Parkersburg Road (map)
Savannah GA 31406