Services for Frank Gerald Murphy, 83, of Dickens, were at 11 a.m. January 3, 1991 in the First Baptist Church, Spur. Rev. C. L. Atkinson, Afton, officiated, assisted by church pastor, Dr. Genoa Goad.
Burial was in Dickens Cemetery under direction of Campbell Funeral Home, Spur.
Murphy died about 3:30 p.m. in the Crosbyton Hospital following a lengthy illness on December 31, 1990. He was a retired farmer and rancher.
Born August 14, 1907 in Dickens County, Texas, he had resided in Dickens County all of his life. He was a former member of the Dickens City Council where he served 16 years and was also a former member of the Dickens County Agriculture Stablization Committee for many years. He was a deacon in the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Murphy, Dickens; three step sons, Roger Baber, Riverside, CA; Wayne Baber, Andrews and Clive Baber, Albuquerque, N.M.; (another step son, Bill Baber died in 1986); one daughter, Beverly Smith, Godley; one stepdaughter, Leslie Woodlock, Fowler, Indiana; a brother, Claude Murphy, Thacker, Arizona; 19 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers included Wallace Conaway, JimBo Humphreys, Jon Peacock and Tom Hale.
©The Texas Spur, January 1991
Graveside services were held Sunday, September 15, 1991, in the Dickens Cemetery, for Mae Murphy, 85, Dickens.
Rev. Genoa Goad, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Spur, officiated.
Mrs. Murphy died Tuesday, September 10, 1991 at her son's home in Riverside, California, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 28, 1906 in Kent County. She had resided in Dickens County most of her life and had retired from farming.
She married Frank Murphy on September 24, 1938 in Matador. He died December 30, 1990. Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Baptist Church and the Texas WIBC Bowling Assn.
She is survived by three sons,Roger Baber, Moreno Valley, Calif.; Wayne Baber, Andrews; clive Baber, Albquerque, N.M.; (one son, Bill, Died in 1986); two daughters, Lesie Woodlock, Fowler, Indiana; Beverly Smith, Godley; a brother, Dick Campbell, Scottsdale, Arizona; one sister, Jewel Murphy, Tucumcari, N.M.; 24 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Campbell Funeral Home.
©The Texas Spur, Thursday, September 19, 1991
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