William Linwood Murphy, Sr.

August 17, 1930 - December 30, 2011

08/17/1930 - 12/30/2011

William Linwood Murphy, Sr., 81, died Friday, December 30, 2011.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Doctor James Drake will be presiding.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

Linwood was a Law Enforcement Officer with the NC Highway Patrol, Halifax County Sheriff’s Department, and NC Department of Corrections for 42 years.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Michael Carter Murphy and William Linwood Murphy, Jr.; and his brother, Ronald Earl Murphy.

Linwood is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Carter Murphy; daughter, Connie Murphy of Rocky Mount; son, Richard B. “Ricky” Murphy of Scotland Neck; sisters, Dean M. Whitley of Macclesfield and Mary Frances Gray and husband Dan of Snow Hill; brother, Wayne Murphy and wife Debbie of Ayden; sister-in-law, Nancy Murphy of Snow Hill; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 112 Long Circle, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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