Gladys Gilbert Murrah

Published 2:55 pm Friday, September 13, 2019

Gladys Gilbert Murrah

September 11, 2019

Mrs. Gladys Gilbert Murrah, 95, of Columbus, Ga. passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019. A private memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

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Gladys Gilbert Murrah was born July 12, 1924 in Montgomery, Ala., the daughter of Oscar Jordan Gilbert and Maggie Purvis Gilbert. She was a graduate of Columbus High School, Class of 1941, a homemaker, a member of Wynnton United Methodist Church, and was formerly very active in the Exchangette Club. As a young woman, she was an on air radio personality for WRBL and was known for her skills in dancing. She loved playing bridge with her friends and not to be left behind, in more recent years, she learned how to play online. As a sought after bridge partner, she made friends all around the world. Gladys was also known for her culinary skills and would occasionally agree to cater an event for a friend or acquaintance.

Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Murrah of Social Circle, Ga. and Laura Williams (Mitch) of Columbus, Ga.; her sons Gilbert Murrah (Anna) of Bainbridge, Ga. and Woody Murrah of Lumpkin, Ga.; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, M. Hadley Murrah; her sister, Alberta Brooks; her brother, Benjamin Gilbert; and her grandson, Bert Murrah.