Jean O'Day

    Jean O’Day, 90, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in a Murphy hospital.
    She was a native of Hamilton County, Tenn., but lived in Newburgh, Ind., and Volusia County, Fla., before moving to Murphy in 1993.  
    Jean was a retired office supervisor in the real estate business. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Martha Chapter 246. She was a member of Murphy First Baptist Church and also a choir member.
    She was the daughter of the late John and Grace Dunville Callis.  She also was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Callis.
    Surviving are her husband, Tom O’Day of Murphy; a daughter, Anna France of Deltona, Fla.; a son, Brent Dougherty and wife Deborah of Apopka, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Colleen Murphy of Orlando, Fla.; four stepsons, Michael O’Day and Dennis O’Day, both of Mount Dora, Fla., Shawn O’Day of Eustis, Fla., and Thomas E. O’Day II of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Anne Whitfield of Newburgh, Ind.; three grandchildren, Meghan Dougherty, and Lauren and Austen France; and several nieces and nephews.
    A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Murphy First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating.
    The family will receive friends from 2-2:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Murphy First Baptist Church prior to the services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Jean O’Day to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC  20090-6011.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at

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