WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Hunter FUneral Home for Mr. Murphy, 77, of the Statesville Community. A native of Wilson County and a member of the Smith Fork Baptist Church, Mr. Murphy died Feb. 27, 2010 at his residence. A farmer, he was the son of the late William Frank and Lily Caroline Ferrell Murphy.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Atnip with burial at the Jennings Cemetery. Survivors include: wife Montie Bly Murphy and children Tammy (John) Hodge of Murfreesboro and Zendel (Tracy) Murphy of Statesville.
Also surviving are grandchildren: Lindsey (Bob) Sirising and Cody Murphy; step granddaughter Aly Sirising; siblings Bessie Dodd, Betty Jean Wosyluk and Clyde Murphy along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Murphy is preceded in death by siblings Jessie Vanatta, John, Roy, Jimmy and Frank D. Murphy. Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.