John Bearl Murphy

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John Bearl Murphy of Liberty died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Liberty Care Center. He was 80. Born in Liberty on June 15, 1933, he was the son of the late Herman and Elsie Brown Murphy. He was a retired vocational and agriculture teacher, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janice Gilpin Murphy; a daughter, Jill (and Steve) Floyd of Kings Mountain; a son, Jeff Murphy of Lexington; two sisters, Delorus Campbell of Mason, Ohio and Anita Fletcher of Liberty; and three brothers, James Shearl Murphy and Marion Murphy, both of Liberty, and Howard Murphy of Versailles. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorene Noel and Eithel Murphy. Funeral services were Feb. 9 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Scilley and Rev. Bruce Hiner officiating. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike, Mark, Jimmy, John and Vaughn Murphy and David Campbell. Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Davis and David Coffman. Bartle Funeral Home Liberty was in charge of arrangements.
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142 KY Hwy 49 P.O. Box 238
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Published in The Casey County News on Feb. 12, 2014
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