Mourners say goodbye to Murphy George

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Sunday, mourners said goodbye to a longtime philanthropist.  Services were held for Murphy George, who passed away Thursday at the age of 82.

East Texans said George's lifetime work in the community will never be forgotten.

"[He] always wanted to know whether we needed anything," said Marjorie Limbrick.  "And, even after my husband passed, he still checked on me to see that we [were] all right and all my family was all right. We are going to miss him very much. He was a very kind person."

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