Obituary: 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, Alabama School System after 30 years of service.

She was 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; brother-in-law O.D. “Bo” Chafin.

Survivors include: 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. Surviving grandchildren are 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 US Army Nato Brigade at Sembach, Germany and 2 great grandchildren.

The family will have a private memorial service. The family requests no flowers. Send any donations to your favorite charity.

Moss Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.