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Betty Barnes Murphy

May 29, 1929 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 88)

Betty Barnes Murphy, 88, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.  Mrs. Murphy was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg.  She went to nursing school at St. Vincent’s in Little Rock and worked many years as a Registered Nurse in Ashley and Desha Counties.  Mrs. Murphy taught Nursing at Great River Vo-Tech School for many years and retired from the Ashley County Medical Center.  She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Murphy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and she will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by a son, John Moore; a step-daughter, Brenda Marshall; her mother, Jessica Cleo Byrd Barnes; her father and step-mother, L.T and Mary Elizabeth Regnier Barnes; seven brothers, Bill, Leonard, Robert, P.E., James, Jerry and Carl L. “Buddy” Barnes.

She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 39 years, Ed Murphy of Hamburg; two sons, Jim Moore of Fort Worth, Texas and Richard Moore of Fayetteville; a daughter, Beth Moore of Houston, Texas; a step-son, Mike Murphy and wife, Ginny, of Hamburg; a step-daughter, Mary Rodgers of McGehee; a sister, Sue Stell of Hamburg; a brother, Michael Barnes and wife, Ethel, of Georgetown, Texas; a sister-in-law, Betty Barnes of Hamburg and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Comer officiating.  Burial will be in the Dailey Cemetery. Pallbearers are Adrian Moore, Ian Moore, Walker Moore, Wes Murphy, Joey Murphy, Justin Matheny, Kip Turner and Jonathan Griffith. Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Health Foundation, c/o Shirley White, PO Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635 or Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205-1569.  

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

 Service Information

January 12, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home
302 E. Lincoln Street
Hamburg, AR 71646

Funeral Service
January 13, 2018

2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
202 S. Main Street
Hamburg, AR 71646

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