Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA


Mary Gore Early

July 9, 1924August 4, 2019

On August 4, 2019, Mary Gore Early departed this earth into the loving arms of her savior, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard “Don” Early and her beloved son, Donald “Bruce” Early. Mary is survived by her daughter, Ruth Early Lamar, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She attended Washington and Lee High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree from then Madison College. Mary was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and a frequent volunteer at the Blood Donor Center at Fairfax Hospital. She enjoyed Bridge, gardening and cooking. Mary also volunteered for the Fairfax County Democratic Party for a number of years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


24 August

Celebration of Life Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046


  • Celebration of Life Visitation Friday, August 23, 2019


Mary Gore Early

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Cheryl Gillmore

August 8, 2019

Mary wanted me to sit next to her in church, even though I cheer for the Cowboys instead of that local team that she prefers. I miss her.

Janet Morris Keener

August 8, 2019

Mary and her family were very active at Graham Road UMC. I remember her smiles and as a friend. I had the privilege of teaching her son, Bruce, and going to college with her daughter, Ruth. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

God Bless,

Doris Douglass

August 8, 2019

Mary went to Graham Road United Mehodist church and she was always very well dressed when ever I saw her. I think she loved to shop and would tell me the "deal" she found for what she had on. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers