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Syble Enfinger Murphy
Syble Enfinger Murphy  1926-2016
Syble Enfinger Murphy, 89, a long-time resident of Pensacola died January 18 at West Florida Hospital. Born in 1926 in Milton, FL, Syble worked briefly at the Pensacola Naval Air Station where she met her husband, Oscar. However, her most important roles were that of being a Christian and the matriarch of the family.  Syble was a masterful cook and enjoyed providing for her family and friends. She was always proud of her Native American heritage, from the East Poarch Band Creek Tribe.  Her sense of humor, laugh and smile were infectious. She and Oscar traveled extensively, enjoyed camping, games, socializing, and volunteering. Taking her family to the beach in her earlier years and gathering all of the natural and necessary ingredients from the surf and sand to make her legendary seafood gumbo was when you knew that she was in her element. A strong woman of the depression era, she was resourceful, inventive, and self-sufficient. Her house in Pensacola of 60 years is where she wanted to live until her passing and the family honored her wishes by providing ample support, in-home care, and daily calls of support from her doting daughter. Syble is survived by her daughter, Sandra Murphy Hutto of Columbia, SC and her brother Laverne Enfinger and is predeceased by her husband, Oscar Murphy and her sons John Freeman Murphy, and Benton Shores Murphy. She was also proud to be the grandmother of 6, the great grandmother of 14, the great-great grandmother of 1 and an aunt to nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, 619 N New Warrington Road, Pensacola on Saturday, January 23 from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral services will be on Sunday at 1pm at Oak Lawn followed by graveside internment at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery in Chumuckla