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Emily Christine Carlton Murphy Newton

May 22, 1921 — January 22, 2021

Emily Christine Carlton Murphy Newton, 99, of Moultrie, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021 at Pruitt Health-Magnolia Manor.

          Due to Covid-19 concerns, a private family service will be held at Cobb Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow in Murphy Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Webb officiating.

          Casketbearers will be Michael Avery, Doug Norris, Austin Avery, Brandon Parks, Vance Murphy, Brian Murphy, Justin Murphy, Rick Murphy, Cliff Murphy, Sean Corbitt, Christopher Corbitt, Heath Williams and Dalton Murphy.

          Born May 22, 1921 in Moultrie, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Emmy Carlton and Leoma Taylor Carlton.  Mrs. Newton was the owner and operator of Christine’s Beauty Salon and was the oldest living member of Calvary Baptist Church.   She loved her family, friends, and God.  Mrs. Newton enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening, and followed in her father’s footsteps as a barber.   She was a member of the Magnolia Garden Club, and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Van Harold Murphy, Sr. and husband, Jay Newton; children, infant Jacqueline Murphy, Van H. Murphy, Jr., H. Wayne Murphy, Clark Newton; siblings, Earline Murphy and Everett, Wilma Goff and J.D., Maxine Johnston and Oliver, Odessa Ricks and Bennie, James “Buddy” Carlton. 

          Survivors include her children, Linda Murphy Whitney and husband Bill of Florida, Carlton Murphy and wife Marsha of Moultrie, Kay Murphy Williams of Alabama, Cheryl Newton Murphy of Panama City, FL; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren, five nieces and one nephew.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Pruitt Health-Magnolia Manor, 3011 Veterans Parkway, Moultrie, GA. 31788.


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