Helen Keenon Murphy, 73, of 196 Trogden Road, Spartanburg, SC passed away Wednesday morning, April 15, 2020 in Spartanburg Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg County, SC, she was the wife of Wilbur Murphy of the home and the daughter of the late L. V. Keenon, Sr. and the late Gussie Fay Smith Keenon. She attended Carver High School and was retired from White Oak Manor. She was a member and deaconess at Messiah Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Connie Lee Keenon, Alphonso Keenon, Bobby L. Keenon, and Jessie Keenon. Survivors in addition to her husband include two sons, Reginald Keenon of Spartanburg, SC and Wilbur Kendrick Murphy of Spartanburg, SC; five grandchildren including one reared in the home, Jaleel West; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Beaufort (Gloria) Keenon, L.V. Keenon, Jr., and Ernest (Patricia) Keenon all of Spartanburg, SC; five sisters, Elizabeth (Leroy) Mills, Warlena Keenon, Naomi Smith, Yvonne Keenon, and Ernestine Keenon all of Spartanburg, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside services will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Heritage Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, 102 Marion Avenue, Spartanburg, SC.
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