Mrs. Hester was born December 27, 1941 in Lexington, NC. She was the daughter of the late L.W. & Beulah Huff Murphy. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Dennis, a brother, Gene Murphy, nephew, Keith Murphy and a niece, Deanna Murphy.
She moved to Tennessee in 1969 where she was a Red Cross volunteer and an Amateur Pilot. She worked for WJHL-TV from 1975-1984. She worked at HPH Apparel in Piney Flats and Cantech. She was also a caregiver for many years.
Mrs. Hester was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Perry & Connie Allen; grandson, Matthew Allen; brother, Ken Murphy; three nieces, Windy Anderson, Ginger Leonard and Lori Nazemetz; and grand-dog, K-9 Murphy.
Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 pm Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 pm Sunday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family & friends
Condolences may be sent to the Murphy family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821