|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1933|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2004|
We mourn the loss of Mrs. Billie Bea Murphy Bonner (Bea), who passed away unexpectedly on March 6, 2004.
She was born on September 4, 1933, in Celeste to Emmett Murphy and Josie Bell Killian Murphy. She was a member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Dale Bonner and wife, Erin Bonner of Dallas and sister, Nadine Lokey and husband Kenneth Lokey of Farmersville.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, June Van Cleve, Corine Burns, and Onita Murphy and brothers, Buck Murphy, Gene Murphy, Audie Leon Murphy, Dick Murphy, Vernon Murphy, Joe Murphy, J. W. Murphy, and Bud Murphy.
Her difficult childhood (she grew up in an orphanage), and the adversity she faced during the depression years did not change her kind and generous personality. For Bea, strangers were friends she had not yet met. After working for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for thirty-five years, she went back to her small town roots. Her very strong, down-to-earth Texas work ethic did not allow her to sit idle, however; and she continued working on a part-time basis as a US Post employee until recently.
Bea enjoyed music and southwest history, but the people in her life were her passion. Her son and daughter-in-law hung the moon; her sister Nadine and deceased siblings she loved immensely; and her two dogs "Cayenne" and "Nutmeg" were the light of her life. She showed her friends and family love on a daily basis through her deeds and not just through words. Her heart was simply larger than Texas.
She was loved and respected for who she was, not for the fact that she was Audie Murphy's youngest sister, which many never knew. She was immensely proud of him, however, and of his military career. That pride made Bea a fervent and continuous supporter of our military troops serving our country.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM today at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen with Rev. Stan Fide officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum, PO BOX 347, 600 I-30 East, Greenville, Texas 75403, metro 903-450-4502.
(March 10, 2004, The Greenville Herald Banner)
she was mrd 3x and her DC is in her 3rd husband's name
John Thomas Bonner was her lst husband odd it seems bur in that name
could not find him or 2nd husband on here, found her 3rd one
11Willie Beatrice 'Billie' Murphy b Sep 4 1933 Hunt Co TX d 6 Mar 2004 Marietta Cass Texas
+1John Thomas Johnny Bonner 1952
+2Donald Maddon 1972
+3Willie Ford Tindol Dec 30 1993 Cass TX B Dec 26 1910 D Jun 22 2001 Cass TX Burial:Flat Creek Cem Marietta Cass Co Texas
Billie Tindol of Marietta << from sister's obit
[8y when mom died/grew up in orphanage?]never heard this before
2 more kids born after her too/must happened after her mother died
Billie Beatrice Murphy Texas Birth Index 1903-1997
birth: 4 September 1933 Hunt, Texas
father: E B Murphy mother: Josie B Killian
[his 3rd wife]
Willie F Tindol Marriage 30 Dec 1993 Cass, Texas
Age: 83 Birth Year (Estimated): 1910
Spouse: Billie B Murphy Age: 60 Spouse Birth: 1933
Certificate Number: 153234 Affiliate County Code: 034
US Social Security Death Index Billie Beatrice Tindol
SSN: 458-48-xxxx Last Residence: 75566 Marietta, Cass, Texas
BORN: 4 Sep 1933 Celeste Hunt Texas
Died: 6 Mar 2004 Marietta Cass Texas
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)
US Public Records Index Volume 2 Billie B Tindol
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1933
Address: Alcorn Hill Dr, Marietta, TX, 75566
US Public Records Index Volume 1 Beatrice Tindol
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1933
Address: 403 County Road 2617, Marietta, TX, 75566-6409 (1996)
[PO Box 187, Marietta, TX, 75566-0187 (1996)]
[related thru her brother Audie Leon Murphy]
Emmett Berry Murphy (1887 - 1976)
Josie Bell Killian Murphy (1891 - 1941)
Willie Ford Tindol (1910 - 2001)*
Elizabeth Corinne Murphy Burns (1910 - 1980)*
Charlston Emmett Murphy (1912 - 1991)*
Ariel June Murphy VanCleve (1919 - 2001)*
Audie Murphy (1924 - 1971)*
Richard Houston Murphy (1926 - 1956)*
Eugene Porter Murphy (1927 - 2001)*
Billie Beatrice Murphy Bonner Tindol (1933 - 2004)
Joseph Preston Murphy (1935 - 1968)*
Ridgeview Memorial Park
Plot: Garden of Prayer
Created by: Judy Hickman Smith
Record added: Jun 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53105348