of Marion, AR
September 7, 1940 - March 11, 2021
Suzanne Murphree, 80, of Marion, Arkansas passed away at home in the presence of her husband and son, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Suzanne retired as Vice President of Lending, at the former First National Bank, in West Memphis, Arkansas, after working many years doing a job that she truly loved. She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Memphis, Arkansas.She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert ''Bob'' R. Barfield and Virginia C. Barfield; sister, Gay Williams; and daughter Elizabeth ''Beth'' G. Casey. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George M. Murphree; son, Ken M. Murphree (Beth); and 2 grandchildren, Matthew M. Murphree and Ella Grace Murphree.Suzanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved her.The family will honor the life of Suzanne with an intimate graveside service at Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Arkansas, on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will be following guidelines issued by the local Department of Health and the CDC regarding COVID-19. Social distancing of at least six feet is recommended for funeral services and all attendees are requested to wear masks.
I was so shocked and sorry to hear about Suzanne. I found out only about a week ago, around June 10 when Burt called me from Virginia Beach to tell me about David Dodd! I asked if he had any news of Suzanne and he told me. Amazingly, I had actually been in West Memphis during the first week in March and went by to see George and Suzanne as I always did. She was in a pitiable state then, but she knew me. She must have passed away just a few days later after I left for New York. No one ever thought to tell me. I was so shocked. I couldn’t help but remember that Suzanne was my date for the senior prom 65 years ago and the orchid corsage that I had ordered from the florist to be sent to her never arrived, and I will never forget how embarrassed I was! I also noted that her graveside service was on March 16th, George’s birthday! Suzanne was a lovely person and will be missed by many.
We will keep your family in our prayers.
Suzanne Murphy & I attended St. Michael's Catholic School together when we were in 2nd grade. She was respected by the nuns who taught us, was smart, and cared about by many. My sympathies to George, family, and friends in the loss of such a caring and loving lady. She was truly the Proverbs 31 woman from the Bible. My prayers and love to all, Octavia Stewart
I am so sorry to hear of your lose. Our prayers are with your family.
We are so sorry to hear of Suzanne's passing. You have our deepest sympathy.Among my fondest memories of here was when I worked at Wonder State Stores in the mid 1950's.Mr. Barfield was trying his motivational techniques and put "THINK" signs up over the store work areas.Suzanne and Gay took a Magic Marker and changed all he "N" to "M".Or the time Suzanne and I locked Gay and Don in the meat freezer.
Sending love and prayers to all the family. Mr. Murphree, Ken, Beth, Matt, and Ella I am thinking of all of you as you go through these days without Suzanne. Love you guys.
Sorry to hear of Susie's death. Our heavenly Father welcomed her, I am sure.
Sorry to hear about Suzanne.
George, I really hated to hear about Suzanne. She was so nice. I hope to see you before too long and catch up. You were wonderful to her. Mother and Aunt Ruth loved you both as I do.
So sorry for the family. Loved my cousin...