Etheleen Beatrice Murphree Stricklin


Etheleen Beatrice Murphree Stricklin, born July 13, 1925 to Ellis and Thomas Mava "May" (Woods) Murphree, died June 17, 2019.
Etheleen was retired from the Birmingham, Ala. School System after 30 years of service.
Preceded in death by her husband, Loyal Emil Stricklin, Sr.; daughter, Patricia Ann (Stricklin) Self Allen; grandson, Walker Clement Self; son-in-law, John William Dover; and brother-in-law, O.D. "Bo" Chafin.
Survivors include her son, Loyal E. (Sandra Lynn Saenger) Stricklin, Jr. of Bremen; daughter, Judy Gail Stricklin Dover of Bremen; sister, Edna A. (Murphree) Chafin of Hanceville; son-in-law, Charles Anthony "Tony" Allen of Cullman; grandchildren, Kelly Wayne Stricklin (Ron Costigan) of Washington, D.C., Casey Jane Stricklin (Brian) McCluskey of Good Hope, Amanda Lee Self Gibson of Cullman, John Zachary "Zac" Dover of Brisbane, Australia, Major Andrea G. Dover of U.S. Army Nato Brigade at Sembach, Germany; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will have a private memorial service and requests no flowers. Please send any donations to your favorite charity.
Moss Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published on June 18, 2019
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3 posts

Vera Stricklin
Jul 02, 2019
When I think of Aunt Etheleen, a song comes to mind, "I Did It My Way", which so suits this great lady. I loved her strength, independence, sense of humor, talents, her ability to "say it like it is", and her zest for life. I am honored and blessed to have known and loved her. She will be missed.
Mary Forester Ratliff
Jun 21, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about my childhood friend. I have many memories with my sister Agnes, Edna and Etheleen playing in the woods and around the big tree at there mothers house. May God be with all of her family through there loss.
Wanda Henderson
Jun 18, 2019
I am so sorry about the loss of your loved one. I know she was a special lady to many. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.