Edwin Murphy

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Edwin Murphy, 94, of Liberty, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at his home.

Born Feb. 17, 1923, in the Pricetown community of Casey County, he was a son of the late G.W. "Doc" and Lucy Allen Murphy. Ed was a former mechanic and employee of the Casey County Road Department. He was a member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. Ed was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of many military auxiliaries in Casey County that include the VFW and the DAV. Above all, Ed will be most remembered for his dedicated service to the Casey County Funeral Squad, where he served hundreds of families for more than 60 years.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fern Elliot Murphy, who passed away on Nov. 3, 2015; six brothers, Sherman, Fred, Kenneth, James, Claud and Sherwood Murphy; and three sisters, Matie Decker, Irene Lay and Myrtle Harmon.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy (Boyd) Brown of Liberty and Janie (Paul) Rudolph of Louisville; four grandchildren, Ken, Lydia, John and Jamie; five great-grandchildren, Corey, Isaac, Mattie, Jack and Jett; two great-great-grandchildren, Arthur and Kai; and a sister, Helena McDonald of Liberty.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty with Brother Rodney Smith officiating. Burial with military honors by the Casey County Honor Guard follows in Murphy Cemetery.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family request memorial donations be made to Murphy Cemetery, 839 Memory Drive, Liberty, KY 42539.

Ed's funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. A guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

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McKinney-Brown Funeral Home - Liberty
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539
(606) 787-6219
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Published in The Casey County News on Oct. 25, 2017
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