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MURPHY, Clarence H., 28 Jan 1892 - 19 Jul 1972. Father Block "K" (8837)

Clarence H. Murphy, 80, a resident of 308 Hay Long Ave., Mt. Pleasant, died late Wednesday afternoon at Maury County Hospital after a one-week illness. The body is at Williams Mt. Pleasant Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted from the chapel at a time to be announced later. Ralph Gilmore and Herschel Patton, ministers of the North Main St. and Locust St. Churches of Christ, respectively, will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. He was a native of Maury County, the son of the late Joe H. and Willie Haywood Murphy, and the husband of Kate King Murphy to whom he was married in 1916. Mr. Murphy was in the freight transfer business in Columbia, using mules and dray wagon in the beginning. He moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1927 and founded the Mt. Pleasant Transfer Company. He retired in 1954. Mr. Murphy was a member of the North Main Street Church of Christ. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. J. T. (Katheryn) Edwards, Mrs. Lucius (Dorothy) Edwards, Mrs. Virgil (Carolyn) Douglas, Miss Sara Ellen Murphy, all of Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. L. E. (Anne) Gibson, Columbia; two sisters, Mrs. Jason (Hattie Lee) Dugger and Mrs. Horace (Carrie Mai) Kinnard, both of Columbia, one brother, David Murphy, Columbia; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Steve Dennison, Louisville, Ky., Miss Sandra Gibson and Neal Gibson, Columbia, Danny and Jerry Douglas, David and Hendley Edwards, all of Mt. Pleasant, and Johnny Edwards, U.S. Navy, Vietnam; two great-grandchildren, Rene and John David Edwards, Mt. Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers will be Bill Brooks, Glen Kinnard, George Knox, Raymond Frye, Leroy Gibson, Ray Massey, Herbert Amick, Clyde Angell, Richard Amick and James Douglas. Honorary pallbearers will be William Colvert, O. A. Trice, Clarence Allen, Spencer Stacey, Dr. J. O. Williams, Dr. Allyn Lay, Leroy Staggs, Hershel Pitts, Tom Tellous, Bus Wilson, Shelton King Jr., Charles Loven, Morrow B. Henson, Claude Brawner, Bruce Romesburg, Harry Edwards, Charlie Wood and the elders and deacons of North Main Street Church of Christ.
The Columbia Daily Herald, Thursday, July 20, 1972, page 10. submitted by Judy B. Forgos, 8/14/2009.