Dr. Helen Marie Murphy

Published 11:17 am Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Dr. Helen Marie Murphy, 91, of Mocksville, died on Aug. 23, 2020 at Hospice of Davidson County.

She was born Dec. 30, 1928 in Bristol, England to Cyril and Phyllis Murphy. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Guilford College and her master’s degree and doctorate from NC State. She worked several years for the US Government in Peru and neighboring countries, helping the farmers master sweet potato production. Dr. Murphy was a gardener at home, anda  talented artist.

Survivors: her children, Bruce Gallupand Rebecca Hannold, Danni Allen, Suzanne Belt; grandchildren, Kent Gallup and Jessica Kepley.