Grace Rogers Murphy, 68, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, February 15, 2010 at Memorial Mission Hospital. A native of Spartanburg, SC, she lived in Henderson County for the last fifty-two years. She was a daughter of the late Johnny and Mildred Rogers, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn. She was the secretary and bookkeeper for James H. Murphy Masonry for thirty-five years. She was a member of West Hendersonville Baptist Church since 1973.
Survivors include her loving husband of almost fifty-two years, James H. Murphy; two daughters, Diane Smith and her husband Rick, Jimi Sizemore and her husband Bryan, all of Hendersonville; a brother, Bud Rogers of Jay, FL; three grandchildren, James and Jonathan Smith, Kristen Phillips; two great grandchildren, Xander and Caleb Smith; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 4:00 pm Friday in the Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Charles Magnet will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 pm prior to the service in the chapel, and at other times at her home.
Memorials may be made to The Hope Chest, P.O. Box 16948, Asheville, NC 28816.