Mary Elizabeth Murphy

Died: Thu., Oct. 31, 2013


6:00 PM Sat., Nov. 02, 2013
Location: Bethabara

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 03, 2013
Location: Bethabara

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Mary Elizabeth Murphy, 82, of Cherokee passed away on October 31, 2013 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital following an extended illness. Mary is the daughter of the late Fred Williams and Alice Norvell Roberts.
Surviving are children; Carl Murphy and Bill Owl, John Murphy, Archie Murphy, Tom Murphy, Clarence Murphy,  Wanda M. Cucumber, Beverly M. Smith of Marion NC, Patricia M. Hornbuckle, also surviving are individuals that Mary considered her children; Henry Dover, Erin Hornbuckle, Sierra Hornbuckle Owl and Christopher Murphy. Surviving brothers; Paul Roberts and Hugh Roberts. Sisters; Gladys L. Roberts Pennick and Betty Roberts Birchfield of Bryson City. Mary also leaves behind 34 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 5 great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Murphy, infant daughter Ruby Lucille Murphy, brother George Tom Roberts and sister Virginia Roberts Collectt.  Grandchildren; Alvin Murphy, Denise Beth Rogers, Bo Hornbuckle, Joe Hornbuckle and Wee-wee Hartline.
A visitation will be held at Bethabara Church on November 2, 2013 at 6pm. Mary will remain at the church until hour of service on November 3, 2013 at 2pm. Burial will follow in the Murphy Cemetery. Mary’s grandchildren will act as pall bearers.

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   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Dear Murphy family,
My sincere condolences, it is hard enough to try to put into words the emotions you are dealing with right now. Unfortunately not too many words from friends and family can bring you a measure of relief. The source of comfort can only come from knowing the truth about our Creator. Know that Death was not his original purpose for us, which He calls Death an enemy that He will do away with-1 Corinthians 15:26. For the mean time “He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds.”(Psalms 147:3). So trust in him so that he can provide you the comfort that you need. Again, my sincere condolences.

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