Lynda Owens Murphy Death, Obituary – Ms. Lynda Joyce Owens Murphy, age 81, of Tallapoosa, GA, passed away on October 6, 2022. She was born April 13, 1941, in Tallapoosa to the late Chester Lee Owens and Nora Lee Kilgore Owens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ellen McBurnett, and brother, Gene Owens.
Lynda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tallapoosa and graduated with the Tallapoosa High School Class of 1960. She was often the entertainer for her friends, family, and later in her life the family she made at the nursing home. She was a hard worker, who, despite her physical challenges, never let anything get in her way. Lynda worked at Darsey Manufacturing until it closed and at Burger Chick for many years. She later worked and retired from the State Capitol as a Work Control Specialist for the Building Authority.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Jimmie Owens; sister-in-law, Marie Owens; brother-in-law, Derl McBurnett, all of Tallapoosa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 3:30 PM at Hollywood Cemetery with Rev. Jason Owens and Elder Kevin Owens officiating. Music will be provided by MJ Hendricker. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.