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Garland Murphree

October 30, 1941 — December 2, 2013

Garland Dwain Murphree 72, of Meridian, Texas passed away Monday December 2, 2013 in Burleson, Texas.

Funeral Service were held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 5, 2013 in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Herb Lammert officiating. Internment was in the St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery (Rock Church) near Cranfills Gap, Texas.

Pallbearers were James Barker, Ty Murphree, Nathan Burkhart, Jody Hays, David Dagley and Don Gaston.

Garland was born October 30, 1941 in Cranfills Gap, Texas where he was raised and educated. Garland worked as an electrician most of his life, working for Santa Fe Railroad and electrical local contractors. Garland was a member of the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap, Texas.

Mr. Murphree is survived by his children, Holly Gates and husband, Clayton of Burleson, Texas and Clovis Dwain Murphree and wife, Cindy of Burleson, Texas; grandchildren, Justin Gates, Levi Gates, Colton Gates, Summer Burkhart and Ty Murphree; great-grandchildren, Audrey Gates, Caden Gates, Carsen Gates, Landon Gates and Knox Burnhart; sister, Kathy Johnson of Hawkins; brother, Clinton Murphree of Hawkins, Texas and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758541 Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792


5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. ,Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Lawson Funeral Home
803 N. Main Meridian, Tx 76665

Funeral Service

10:30 A.M. ,Thursday, December 5, 2013
Lawson Funeral Home
803 N. Main Meridian, Tx 76665
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