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Blanche Derriso Murphy

November 20, 1923 — March 11, 2012

Blanche Derriso Murphy, 88, of Waxhaw, North Carolina and formerly of Valdosta died Sunday, March 11, 2012. Blanche was born on November 20, 1923 in Swainsboro, Georgia to the late Clifford and Bertha Derriso and subsequently relocated to Valdosta. She was an outstanding basketball player in high school for her Hahira women's team. During the 2nd World War, she excelled as a ship welder for the Panama City Shipyards. After the war, Blanche, her first husband and her son Charles, relocated to Miami where she lived for several years and worked as a cake decorator and toll taker at the Florida Turnpike. She subsequently married Thomas Murphy of St. Georges Island, Alberta in 1985 and upon retirement moved to Orlando until Thomas' death in 1995. In 1995, Blanche relocated to Waxhaw, NC. to be near her son, Charles and her grandchildren. Blanche attended the Methodist church in Marvin, NC. near her home.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford C. and Bertha E. Derriso and two brothers, Clifford C. Derriso of Valdosta and Raymond Derriso of Richmond.

She is survived by her son, Chalres LeDoyen and his wife, Katherine of Waxhaw, NC., five grandchildren, Jon, Geoff, Chandler, Cameron and Chamberlain, four great grandchildren, Davis, Porter, Jake and Olivia and several great nieces and nephews, a sister, Martha Hesters Wisneiwski of West Virginia.

Graveside services will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home.


Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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