September 3, 2016
STARKVILLE — Dora Hoyle “Dody” Quinn Murphree, 97, died Sept. 1, 2016, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church Chapel. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services at the chapel. Welch Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Murphree was born July 12, 1919, in Ackerman. She was formerly employed as an Entomologist for Mississippi State University and also taught classes at First Baptist Churches in Louisville and Starkville. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Murphree and son David Murphree. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Smith of Huntsville, Kay Mutert of Tuscaloosa, and Pam McDaniel of Orange Beach; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.