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Lula Bell Murphy McMullen

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Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Bell Murphy McMullen of Winnsboro will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Bro. David Taylor and Bro. Rusty McMullen officiating.


Interment will follow at Smyrna Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Mrs. McMullen died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

Lula Bell Murphy McMullen was born on Dec. 23, 1929, in Rochester, to the late Doctor Franklin Murphy and Alta Faye Tibbs Murphy. 

She married Dalton Ray McMullen on Jan. 14, 1949, at the home of the Rev. Jake Morris in the Smyrna Community. He survives.

Mrs. McMullen retired from the First National Bank after many years of service, and went on to become secretary for Walnut Street Baptist Church. She was also involved in delivering Meals-on-Wheels until she was forced to quit for health reasons. 

Other survivors incude two sons, Gary McMullen and wife, Brenda, of Greenville and Benney McMullen and wife, Cathryn, of Ben Wheeler; a daughter, Vickey Chau and husband, Gerry, of Emory; a sister, Louise Dickey and husband, Kenneth, of Winnsboro; a sister-in-law, Alline Murphy of Winnsboro; grandchildren Leah McMullen, Rusty McMullen and wife, Lindsay, Shelly McMullen, Tabetha McMullen and Preston McMullen; and great-grandchildren Triston McMullen, Kirston Dykes, Beau McMullen, Dax McMullen and Hudson McMullen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Huelene Whitworth; and two brothers, Odis Murphy and Joe Arlon Murphy.

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